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The Former Emperor [Sutoku] from Sanuki Sends His Retainers to Rescue Tametomo (Sanuki no in kenzoku o shite Tametomo o sukuu zu)

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Triptych: 06.762 (left), 06.763 (right), 06.764 (center) MFA impressions: 06.762-4, 11.26999-7001

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet) 一勇斎国芳画

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1851–52 (Kaei 4–5)

Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #131; Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #135; Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #89; Suzuki 1992, #69; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T263, and fig. 16; Robinson (1961), pl. 58

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.7 x 76.4 cm (14 7/16 x 30 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

06.762-4

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints