On the Sea at Mizumata in Hogo Province, Tametomo Encounters a Storm... (Higo no kuni Mizumata no kaijô ni te Tametomo nanpû ni au...)

「肥後の国水俣の海上にて為朝難風に遭ふ。。。」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1836 (Tenpô 7)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Fujiokaya Hikotarô (Shôgendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #134; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T30, and pl. 36

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.7 x 72.9 cm (14 7/16 x 28 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.16461a-c

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The title is partly trimmed off and not fully legible.

Signed

Kuniyoshi ga (right), Chôôrô Kuniyoshi ga (center), Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (left)

国芳画 朝櫻楼国芳画 一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection