Shôguntarô Yoshikado Assembles His Allies (Shôguntarô Yoshikado mikata no sei o atsumuru zu)

「将軍太郎平良門味方ノ勢を聚る図」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1849–50 (Kaei 2–3)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Sawamuraya Seikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T219

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 73.1 cm (14 9/16 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.38215a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.38215a-c, 11.39554a-c

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Watanabe
No blockcutter's mark

改印:衣笠、渡辺
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: January 19, 2005)

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