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「とら御前は大いその長が娘也 父は一トせあづまにさすらへし伏見の大納言さね元の卿也 とら十七なりけるころよりすけなりとわりなく契りける ある時すけなり大いそに行うかゞひけるに折ふし頼朝卿のめしにおうじて近江の大名小名めいくわをかざり出たちつゝ打つれ/\通りしをとらはかくすけなりのたゝれたるともしらず有しにとらがなさけを思ひうちにこそはいりにける 以上ひし川絵本武者桜の内ぬき書」


Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga (on right and center sheets), Ôju Kunisada aratame Nidai Toyokuni ga (on left sheet) 国貞改二代豊国画 応需 国貞改二代豊国画


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

Japanese, Edo period, 1844 (Tenpô 15/Kôka 1)

Catalogue Raisonné

Tamba (Tanba), Ukiyo-e Edo kara Hakone made (1963), #237


Vertical ôban triptych; 35.7 x 73.5 cm (14 1/16 x 28 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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