On the Way to Kyoto, Minamoto no Raikô Meets Kaidômaru in the Ashigara Mountains of Sagami Province and Takes Him as a Retainer (Minamoto no Raikô jôraku Sagami no kuni Ashigarayama Kaidô o etamau)

「源頼光上洛相模国足柄山怪童ヲゑ給ふ」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1837–38 (Tenpô 8–9)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Fujiokaya Hikotarô (Shôgendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T44

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.7 x 72.6 cm (14 1/16 x 28 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28781-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.28781 (right), 11.28782 (center), 11.28783 (left)

Signed

Chôôrô Kuniyoshi ga (on right and left sheets), Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on center sheet)
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