Ishiyakushi: Minamoto Yoshitsune, from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)
「東海道五十三対 石薬師」 義経
Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T78-45; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.46
Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 25.5 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Station 45, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.
MFA impressions: 11.25021, *11.28623 (deaccessioned in 2012), 11.42970, 11.45385.45
義経逆桜（さかささくら）は石薬師寺の向ひ民家の裏少し林のうちにあり むかし範頼上洛の時名馬生食（いけづき）の出し所はここならん とめぐり見給ひ 馬の鞭を倒（さかしま）にさし給ふ後に枝葉栄えり 義経逆桜と云か田宿の内に有 ちなみによってここへ義経をえがくものなり
Chôôrô Kuniyoshi ga
Censor's seal: Mura
No blockcutter's mark
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection