Battle of Medicines and Diseases

薬と病の合戦

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887), Publisher Ebisuya Jinbei (Nakajin) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Mem. Mus., Edo yôkai dai zukan (2014), #79

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 × 76 cm (14 3/4 × 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21603-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.21603 (right), 11.21604 (center), 11.21605 (left)

Signed

Hanmoto no ôju Ichimôsai Yoshitora ga (on each sheet)
梓元の応需一猛斎芳虎画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、村田
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: August 3, 1911)

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