Prince Shôtoku Kills Mononobe no Moriya (Shôtoku Taishi Mononobe no Moriya chûbatsu no zu)

「聖徳太子物部守屋誅伐図」

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten/The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e (2003), #II-67; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T279

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 73.5 cm (14 3/4 x 28 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28885-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.28885 (left), 11.28886 (center), 11.28887 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.28885-7, 11.38211a-c, 11.39571a-c

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 4
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、村田、子四
彫師:なし

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