Sasaki Shirō Takatsuna Crossing the Uji River (?), from the book Ehon musha waraji (Picture Book: The Warrior's Sandals)

絵本武者鞋  宇治川で佐々木高綱ヵ

Japanese
Edo period
1787 (Tenmei 7)
Attributed to Kitao Shigemasa (Japanese, 1739–1820)


Catalogue Raisonné

Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten/The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e (2003), #I-330; Toda, Ryerson Library cat. (1931), pp. 193-4

Dimensions

21 x 15.2 cm (8 1/4 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

11.23054

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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