Tomoe Gozen, the Mistress of Kiso Yoshinaka (Kiso Yoshinaka mekake Tomoe Gozen)

「木曽義仲 妾 巴御前」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Yoshifuji (Japanese, 1828–1889), Publisher Katôya Iwazô (Seibei) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall; 35 × 23.6 cm (13 3/4 × 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37345

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ippôsai Yoshifuji ga
一鵬斎芳藤画

Markings

Censor's seal: Hama
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜
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