Xuande Jumps His Horse into the Tan Gorge (Gentoku uma o odorasete Dankei o tobu zu), from the series Popular Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Tsûzoku Sangokushi no uchi)

「通俗三国志之内 玄徳馬躍壇渓跳図」

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Tsuge Shôjirô (Hori Shôji) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten/The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e (2003), #I-199; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T296; Genshoku Ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 4 (1981), #424

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.3 x 75 cm (14 5/16 x 29 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.41811a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Ox 5
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Shôji (on right sheet)

改印:浜、馬込、丑五
彫師:彫庄治

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