Ashikaga Takauji at the Battle of Hyôgo (Ashikaga Takauji Hyôgo kassen)

「足利尊氏兵庫合戦」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Yoshitsuru I (Japanese, active about 1840–1850), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.8 x 73.7 cm (14 1/8 x 29 in.)

Accession Number

11.37322a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Isseisai Yoshitsuru ga (on each sheet)

一声斎芳鶴画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Kinugasa
No blockcutter's mark

改印:浜、衣笠
彫師:なし

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