Actors as the Taira Warrior Clan

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Sadatora (Japanese, active about 1818–1844), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 201-2754 (R, but with different main title), 201-2755 (C), 201-2756 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.4 x 76 cm (14 3/4 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39067a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

右 「家武者競錦絵」「伊賀平内経定」「平相国清盛」「大庭三郎景☆」「瀬尾の太郎」「八☆の判官」「阿波民部成良」「伊藤九郎祐清」「無官太夫敦盛」「悪七兵衛景清」「三位中将惟盛」「越中前司盛俊」 伊賀平内経定 [] 平相国清盛 [3]中村歌右衛門 大庭三郎景☆ [] 瀬尾の太郎 [] 八☆の判官 [] 阿波民部成良 [] 伊藤九郎祐清 [] 無官太夫敦盛 [] 悪七兵衛景清 [7]市川団十郎 三位中将惟盛 [] 越中前司盛俊 []

中 「小松内大臣重盛」「安徳天皇」「二位の禅尼」「内大臣宗盛」「無三四[]知章」「新中納言知盛」「建礼門院」「能登守教経」 小松内大臣重盛 [] 安徳天皇 [] 二位の禅尼 [5]岩井半四郎 内大臣宗盛 [] 無三四[]知章 [] 新中納言知盛 [2]関三十郎 建礼門院 [1]岩井紫若 能登守教経 []

左 「難波の六郎」「斉藤実盛」「足利俊総」「飛騨の左衛門」「高橋判官」「三郎左衛門有国」「五郎兵衛忠光」「薩摩守忠度」「弥平兵衛宗[]」「田原又太郎忠[]」 難波の六郎 [4]市川小団次ヵ 斉藤実盛 [3]関三十郎ヵ 足利俊総 [] 飛騨の左衛門 [] 高橋判官 [] 三郎左衛門有国 [] 五郎兵衛忠光 [] 薩摩守忠度 [3]尾上菊五郎 弥平兵衛宗[] [5]市川団蔵 田原又太郎忠[] [4]三枡源之助

Signed

Gofûtei Sadatora ga (on each sheet)
五風亭貞虎画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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