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Tsuchiyama: General Tamura and the Demon of the Suzuka Mountains, from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)

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Station 50, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi. MFA impressions: 11.25048, 11.28617, 11.28728, 11.45385.50

Inscription

延暦年中奥州安部高丸王命に叛しかは 田村将軍追討として駿州清見が関まで赴きしが ここに合戦の時清水観音霊験の事あり 又鈴鹿山鬼神退治の時も観音の功力にて婦女とけし田村を導き是を討たしむ その眷属どもに数多矢を放ち給ひ 残らづ悪鬼を亡すなり

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画

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

Japanese, Edo period, about 1845–46 (Kôka 2–3)

Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.51

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 25 cm (14 3/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28728

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints