Yaegaki-hime (R), Takeda Katsuyori (C), and Nureginu (L)

「勝頼諏訪法性の兜を得んため花作となりて謙信の館へいりこみ思ひがけなき濡衣にあひ愁嘆 時を移すまに結号の八重垣姫夫と悟わてこれを挑 狐火の段則これなり」「八重垣姫」「武田勝頼」「ぬれ衣」

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.4 x 72.6 cm (13 15/16 x 28 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39069a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on right and left sheets), Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on center sheet)

一陽斎豊国画 香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark

改印:衣笠、吉村
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