In the Conquest of Ôshû Province, Lord Minamoto Yoritomo Captures the Fortress of Takadachi (Minamoto Yoritomo kô Ôshû seibatsu Takadachi no shojô o kôraku su)

「源頼朝公奥州征罰高舘之諸城ヲ攻落ス」

Japanese
Edo period--Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniteru II (Kunitsuna II) (Japanese, 1830–1874), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Konishi, Nishiki-e bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 4 (1977), pp. 80-1; Asai, Kinsei nishiki-e sesôshi 2 (1935), color insert between pp. 76-7

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 x 73 cm (14 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36870a-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: 11.36870a-c, RES.91.395a-c

Signed

Ôkô Kuniteru hitsu (on right and left sheets); Yôsai Kuniteru ga (on center sheet)

應好国輝画 曜斎国輝画

Markings

Censor's seal: Dragon 8 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Chô

改印:辰八改
彫師:彫長

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