The Ghosts of the Taira Attack Yoshitsune in Daimotsu Bay

大物の浦平家の亡霊

Japanese
Edo period
about 1849–52 (Kaei 2–5)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Enshûya Hikobei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #31; Asahikawa Museum, Utagawa Kuniyoshi ichimon no zenbôten (2000), #1-2-33; Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #86; Suzuki 1992, #71; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T242

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.4 x 74.2 cm (14 5/16 x 29 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.30566a-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: 11.30566a-c, 1992.568a-c

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark
改印:福、村松
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: August 3, 1911)

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