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 triptych; 38 x 78 cm (14 15/16 x 30 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1096-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1096 (left), 00.1097 (center), 00.1098 (right)

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

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
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