The Story of the Great God Tametomo, Governor of Hachijôjima (Hachijôjima no chinju shôichii Tametomo Daimyôjin raiyu)

「八丈島の鎮守 正一位為朝大明神来由」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 24.8 cm (14 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.37169

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

A deified version of Tametomo was considered a protector against disease.

Signed

Shôchôrô Kunimaro ga

Markings

Censor's seal: Kinugasa, (Yoshimura)
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、(吉村)
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