Ushiwakamaru (Yoshitsune) and the Tengu King Sôjôbô

僧正坊と牛若丸

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Yanagawa Shigenobu I (Japanese, 1787–1832)


Catalogue Raisonné

Forrer, Surimono (2013), #375; Rijksmuseum, Surimono: Poetry and Image (2000), #95

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.8 x 16.6 cm (8 3/16 x 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25841

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The Rijksmuseum catalogue suggestes a date of 1829 (Bunsei 12) because it was a Year of the Ox and the name Ushiwaka includes the character for “Ox.”

Signed

Yanagawa Shigenobu (on scroll)
柳川重信

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: August 3, 1911)

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