The Old Story of Karukaya Dôshin (Karukaya Dôshin no koji): Gotaisho (R), Katô Saemon Shigeuji (C), and Chidori no Mae (L)

「かるかやどうしんの故事」 「御たい所」  「加藤左衛門繁武公花見の宴の折から盃に桜のちりしを見てむじやうをかんじ出家を思ひたちたまふ図」  「千鳥の前」

Japanese
Edo period
1844 (Tenpô 15/Kôka 1)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.7 x 50.9 cm (14 13/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.29642, 11.29643, 11.45369

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.29642 (left), 11.29643 (center), 11.45369 (right)
 加藤左衛門が源氏絵の光氏の様に描かれているので源氏絵とも分類できるヵ。

Signed

Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
国貞改二代豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: Fu
No blockcutter's mark
改印:普
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