The Brave Woman (Yûfu) Tomoe Gozen and Takezô Saburoemon, from the series Famous Warriors in Combat (Buyû kômei kumiuchi soroe)

「武勇高名組討撰 勇婦巴御前 武蔵三郎左エ門」

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 8th month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 24.4 cm (14 1/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37379

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichibaisai Yoshiharu ga
一梅斎芳晴画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 8
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher's mark
改印:改、辰八
彫師:なし
版元: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