In the Great Battle betwen the Minamoto and the Taira at Akama Bay in Nagato Province, the Taira Clan Are Utterly Destroyed (Nagato no kuni Akama no ura ni oite Genpei ôgassen Heike ichimon kotogotoku horobiru zu)

長門国赤間の浦に於いて源平大合戦平家一門悉く亡びる図

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845 (Kôka 2)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kobayashi Tetsujirô (Maruya Tetsujirô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T163

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 26 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

00.1085

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Center sheet of incomplete triptych; title is on left sheet.

MFA impressions: 00.1085 (center sheet only, pub. Maru-Tetsu), 00.1096-8 (complete, pub. Maru-Tetsu), 11.41062a-c (complete, pub. Enshûya Matabei; first edition?)

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark

改印:村松
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock