Kamakura Gongorô Kagemasa in Battle

鎌倉権五郎景政

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Naomasa (Japanese, active about 1830–1860), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.3 x 48.3 cm (13 7/8 x 19 in.)

Accession Number

11.41259a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Probably two left sheets of an incomplete triptych, with title on the missing right sheet.

Signed

Ikkyakusai Naomasa ga (on each sheet)

一客斎直政画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe
No blockcutter's mark

改印:米良、渡辺
彫師:なし

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