The Former Emperor [Sutoku] from Sanuki Sends His Retainers to Rescue Tametomo (Sanuki no in kenzoku o shite Tametomo o sukuu zu)

「讃岐の院眷属をして為朝をすくう図」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1851–52 (Kaei 4–5)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Sumiyoshiya Masagorô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #131; Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #135; Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #89; Suzuki 1992, #69; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T263, and fig. 16; Robinson (1961), pl. 58

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.7 x 76.4 cm (14 7/16 x 30 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

06.762-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 06.762 (left), 06.763 (right), 06.764 (center)

MFA impressions: 06.762-4, 11.26999-7001

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、渡辺
彫師:なし

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection