Harunaga's Battle at Honnô-ji (Harunaga Honnô-ji kassen)

「春長本能寺合戦」

Japanese
Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 11th month
Artist Eisai II (Japanese, active about 1868–70), Publisher Kiya Sakutarô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 2 (1982), p. 16 (described but not illustrated); Konishi, Nishiki-e bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 4 (1977), pp. 42-3 (two left sheets only); Asai, Kinsei nishiki-e sesôshi 2 (1935), pp. 50-1 (complete)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.34998.100a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From an album of satirical prints, 11.34998.1-112.

Signed

Eisai ga

Markings

Censor's seal: Dragon 11 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: (unread)

改印:辰十一改
彫師:彫宮直

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: September 29, 2004)

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