Tomoe Gozen and the Pine Tree, from the series Warriors Compared to Pine, Bamboo, and Plum (Musha shôchikubai ban tsuzuki)

「武者松竹梅番続」 巴御前

Japanese
Edo period
about 1828 (Bunsei 11)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

NHK, Yoshitsune ten (2005), #176; Mirviss, The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of Surimono (1995), cat. no. 127

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.9 x 18.2 cm (8 1/4 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.20587

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.20587, 21.9279

The complete set of three: 11.20586-11.20588.

Inscription

Poems by Seiyôkan Umeyo, Garyôen (Umemaro)

Signed

Hokkei
北渓

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: August 3, 1911)

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