Clearing Weather (Seiran): Miyamoto Musashi, from the series Selected Eight Views of Combat (Mitate hakkei)

「美盾八競 晴嵐」 「宮本武蔵」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1846 (Kôka 3)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Jôshûya Jûzô / Jûbei (Kinjûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 5, Victoria and Albert Museum II (1987), pl. 51; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T176

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 x 72.9 cm (14 x 28 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38249a-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

Censor's seal: Hama
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: kiri
改印:浜
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