A Battle in the Kiso Mountains (Kiso sanchû kassen)

「木曽山中合戦」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Hideteru, Publisher Shimizuya Tsunejirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.3 x 75.3 cm (14 5/16 x 29 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37961a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Utagawa Hideteru ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
歌川秀輝画

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 5 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Koizumi Hori Kane (on right sheet), Hori Kane (on center and left sheets)
改印:申五改
彫師:小泉彫兼 彫兼

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