Hara Hayato Gô (?) versus Akabôzu Saihôin, No. 7 from the series One-to-One Combats at the Great Battle of Kawanakajima (Kawanakajima ôgassen kumitsui tsukushi)

「川中島大合戦組対尽 原隼人毫(ヵ) 赤坊主西方院 七」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 8th month
Artist Ichieisai Yoshitsuya (Japanese, 1822–1866), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.1 × 24.9 cm (14 3/16 × 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38258

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a continuous series of 12 sheets.

Signed

Ichieisai Yoshitsuya ga
一英斎芳艶画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 8
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳八
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