The Ghosts of the Heike Appear in Daimotsu Bay in Settsu Province (Sesshû Daimotsu no ura Heike onryô arawaruru zu)

「摂州大物浦平家怨霊顕る図」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Katsushika Hokui (Japanese, active about 1830s–1870s)


Catalogue Raisonné

NHK, Yoshitsune ten (2005), #192

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 73.9 cm (14 3/16 x 29 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37167a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Hokui ga (on center sheet)
北為画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、村田
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