Famous Nobles, Generals, and Retainers, with the Number of Years before Kaei 4 [1851] (Meike meishô meishin nensû, Kaei yonen made)

「名家名將名臣年数 嘉永四年迄」

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kogaya Katsugorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.3 x 73.5 cm (13 7/8 x 28 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39064a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

「名家名将名臣年数 嘉永四年迄」「大織冠鎌足 千四百四十九年」「守屋大臣 千二百六十年」「柿本人麿 千百四十九年」「山辺赤人 千九十年」「吉備大臣 千七十年」「中将姫 千七十二年」「猿丸大夫 千七十二年」「在原業平 九百六十七年」「紫式部 八百五十七年」「六孫王経基 八百八十九年」
「大伴黒主 九百四十三年」「佐理卿 八百五十年」「行成卿 七百七十年」「菅丞相 九百四十四年」「清少納言 八百十二年」「西行法師 六百四十九年」「田村将軍 千九十九年」「平清盛 六百六十六年」「小野小町 千十二年」「多田満仲 八百五十年」「新田義貞 五百三十五年」
 「源頼朝 六百四十九年」「小野道風 八百八十三年」「源義経 六百五十カ年」「最明寺時頼 六百年」「楠正成 六百三十七年」「吉田兼好 四百九十七年」「武田信玄 二百七十五年」「上杉謙信 二百六十五年」「源三位頼政 六百六十七年」「木曽義仲」(以下裁断不明)」

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (right sheet), Ôju Toyokuni ga (center sheet), Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (left sheet)
香蝶楼豊国画 一陽斎豊国画 應需豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Kinugasa
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、衣笠
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