Tora Gozen and the Soga Brothers

「虎御前」 「曽我十郎祐成」 「曽我五郎時宗」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Tamba (Tanba), Ukiyo-e Edo kara Hakone made (1963), #237

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.7 x 73.5 cm (14 1/16 x 28 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39073a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

「とら御前は大いその長が娘也 父は一トせあづまにさすらへし伏見の大納言さね元の卿也 とら十七なりけるころよりすけなりとわりなく契りける ある時すけなり大いそに行うかゞひけるに折ふし頼朝卿のめしにおうじて近江の大名小名めいくわをかざり出たちつゝ打つれ/\通りしをとらはかくすけなりのたゝれたるともしらず有しにとらがなさけを思ひうちにこそはいりにける 以上ひし川絵本武者桜の内ぬき書」

Signed

Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga (on right and center sheets), Ôju Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)
国貞改二代豊国画 応需 国貞改二代豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: Mura
No blockcutter's mark
改印: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