Tomoe Gozen, from the series Biographies of Famous Women, Ancient and Modern (Kokin meifu den)

「古今名婦伝 巴御前」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban, creped; 20.5 x 15.5 cm (8 1/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.1799

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1799 (creped), 11.42557

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 8 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Yokokawa Takejirô

改印:未八改
彫師:彫工横川竹二郎

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