No. 13: Ushiwakamaru and Benkei on Gojô Bridge, from the series Mirror of the Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune, the Wellspring of Romance (Hodo Yoshitsune koi no minamoto ichidai kagami, sanryakuden)

「程義経恋源(ほどよしつねこいのみなもと) 一代鏡 三略伝 十三」 五条橋 「牛若丸」 「弁慶」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1852 (Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Jôshûya Jûzô / Jûbei (Kinjûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #60; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S65.9

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 24.9 cm (14 3/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38128

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Benkei wa ushiwakamaru ni fukaku o tori .sore o sugan to machikeru ni …

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、村田
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