The Life of Minamoto Yorimitsu, a Triptych (Sanmai tsuzuki Minamoto Yorimitsu ichidaiki)

「三枚続 源頼光 一代記」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1825 (Bunsei 8)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #107; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 248, ôban triptych #113

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.5 x 76.2 cm (14 3/8 x 30 in.)

Accession Number

11.27082-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.27082 (right), 11.27083 (center), 11.27084 (left)

Signed

Hiroshige ga (on each sheet)
廣重画

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