Water: Warships on the Western Sea (Hyôsen tadayou Saikai no mizu); Actor Sawamura Chôjûrô V as Taira no Tadamori, from the series Collection of Exemplars of the Five Elements (Nazorae gogyô zukushi no uchi)

「擬五行尽之内 兵船漂ふ西海の水 平知盛」五代目沢村長十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Schaap, Kunisada (exh. cat., 2016), p. 100; Kokubungaku kenkyû shiryôkan, ed., Zusetsu mitate to yatsushi (2008), p. 56, cat. no. 47

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24 cm (14 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.1777

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、村田
彫師:なし

Provenance

1949, gift of Porter Sargent to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Porter Sargent