The Surrender of Abe no Munetô and His Retainers, from the Former Taiheiki (Zen Taiheiki, Munetô ika kônin ni deru zu)

前太平記 宗任以下降人ニ出る図

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 8th month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Enshûya Hikobei (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.6 x 50.6 cm (14 13/16 x 19 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1393-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two sheets of incomplete triptych): 00.1393 (left), 00.1394 (right); title on right sheet

MFA impressions: 00.1393-4 (two left sheets), 11.37585a-c (complete triptych)

Signed

Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga (on each sheet)

一魁斎芳年画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 8 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô (on right sheet), Hori Chô (on left sheet)

改印:子八改
彫師:片田彫長 彫長

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock