Gen no Sanmi Yorimasa and I no Hayata Killing the Nue, a Votive Picture Donated to the Kannon of Asakusa, Painted by Toryûô Kô Sûkoku, as Sketched by Kôchôrô Kunisada (Asakusa Kanzeon gaku, Toryûô Kô Sûkoku hitsu, Kôchôrô Kunisada shukuzu)

「浅草観世音額 屠竜翁高嵩谷筆 香蝶楼国貞縮図」「猪ノ早太」 「源三位頼政」

Japanese
Edo period
1820s (Bunsei era)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37 x 49.2 cm (14 9/16 x 19 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.40125a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada shukuzu (part of title)
香蝶楼国貞縮図

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