In a Valiant Battle, Satô Tadanobu Resists the Forces of Yoshitoki (Satô Tadanobu yûsen Yoshitoki ga sei o yaburu zu)

「佐藤忠信勇戦義時ヶ勢を破る図」

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #91; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T321, fig. 23

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych, creped; 21 x 46.3 cm (8 1/4 x 18 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36756a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 9
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Kane (on right and left sheets), Ôizumi Hori Kane (on center sheet)

改印:改、卯九
彫師:彫兼 大泉彫兼

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