Takasaka Danjônojû Masanobu (R), Takeda Hôsei-in Harunobu Nyûdô Shingen (C), Yamagata Saburô Hyôe Masakage (L)

「高坂弾正忠昌信」  「武田法性院晴信入道信玄」  「山県三郎兵衛昌景」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Miyakozawa


Catalogue Raisonné

(not found in Robinson)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.7 x 73.5 cm (14 7/16 x 28 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38236a-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: 11.28703 (left sheet only), 11.38236a-c (complete triptych)

Signed

Chôôrô Kuniyoshi ga (on right and left sheets), Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on center sheet)

朝櫻楼国芳画 一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Hama
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: kiri

改印:浜
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