Direct Confrontation between the Two Generals at the Battle of Kawanakajima (Kawanakajima ryôshô jikisen no zu)

「川中島両将直戦図(かわなかじまりょうしょうじきせんのず」

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T332

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.3 x 74.2 cm (13 7/8 x 29 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38176a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.28755 (center sheet only), 11.38176a-c (complete triptych)

Signed

Kuniyoshi ga (on right sheet), Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on center and left sheets)

国芳画 一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 5
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、辰五
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