Yoshitsune Jumping Over Eight Boats (Yoshitsune hassô tobi), from the series Mirror of Warriors in Fashionable Parodies (Fûryû yatsushi musha kagami)

「風流やつし武者鏡 義つね八そう飛」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1769 (Meiwa 6)
Artist Isoda Koryûsai (Japanese, 1735–1790)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hockley 2003, p. 197, #A-1-4

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 23 x 17.8 cm (9 1/16 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

11.19762

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Koryûsai Haruhiro ga

湖龍斎春広画

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