Parody of the Story of Yoritomo Releasing Cranes at Yuigahama

見立頼朝放鶴

Japanese
Edo period
1806 (Bunka 3), 11th month
Artist Kitagawa Hidemaro (Japanese, active about 1801–1818), Publisher Iseya Sôemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.7 x 72.2 cm (14 1/16 x 28 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25008-10

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.25008 (center), 11.25009 (right), 11.25010 (left)

Signed

Hidemaro ga (on each sheet)
秀麿画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Tiger 11
改印:極、寅十一

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