Shanaô [Yoshitsune] Learns Martial Arts in Sôjôgatani (Shanaô Sôjôgatani ni heijutsu o manabu zu)

「舎那王僧正ヶ谷学兵術図」「鞍馬山僧正坊」 「御曹子牛若丸」 「大太後に喜三太」

Japanese
Edo period
1830s (Tenpô era)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Jôshûya Jûzô / Jûbei (Kinjûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.5 x 70.7 cm (14 x 27 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40072a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

香蝶楼国貞画

Markings

No censor's seal

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