In the Battle of the Seventh Day of the Second Month, 1184, the Heike Clan Are Defeated and Flee to Yashima in Sanuki Province (Genryaku gannen nigatsu nanoka kassen Heike uchiyaburi Sanshû Yashima otoshi no zu)

右「鎌田藤太光政」「武蔵坊弁慶」「佐藤三郎兵衛次信」「九郎冠者義経」 中「熊谷治郎直実」「薩摩守忠度」「無官太夫敦盛」「岡部六弥太忠(かすれ不明)」 左「元暦元年二月七日合戦平家討破讃州ハ島落ノ図」

Japanese
Edo period
1820s (Bunsei era)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ômiya Heihachi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.4 x 77.7 cm (15 1/8 x 30 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40074a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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