Battle between the Minamoto and Taira Clans (Genpei kassen): Kumagai Kojirô Naoie and Etchû Jirobei Moritsugu at Ichinotani
源平合戦 一の谷 「熊谷小次郎直家」、「越中次郎兵衛盛次」
Artist Nakajima Yoshiume (Japanese, 1819–1879)
Vertical ôban; 34.4 x 24.5 cm (13 9/16 x 9 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Left sheet of incomplete triptych.
MFA impressions: 11.37326VR (11.37326a-b, 11.39170), 11.38074 (left sheet only)
Ôkô Yoshiume ga (on center sheet only)
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection