Competing to Be First at the Battle of the Uji River (Ujikawa senjin arasoi no zu)

「宇治川先陣争図」

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Sadahide (Japanese, 1807–1873), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.1 × 26.2 cm (15 × 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1431

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych.

Signed

Gountei Sadahide ga
五雲亭貞秀画

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 8 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:酉八改
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock