Ashikaga Takauji Sets Sail for Minatogawa (Ashikaga Takauji Minatogawa e shukkô no zu)

「足利尊氏湊川ェ出舩之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Sadahide (Japanese, 1807–1873), Publisher Ômiya Kyûjirô (Kiyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35 × 46.6 cm (13 3/4 × 18 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37415a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Two left sheets of incomplete triptych?

Signed

Sadahide ga (on left sheet only)
貞秀画

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 5
No blockcutter's mark
改印:午五
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