Kusunoki Masatsura Defeats the Great Army of the Ashikaga by Cutting the Pontoon Bridge on the Nagara River (Kusunoki Masatsura Nagaragawa no funabashi o kitte Ashikaga no taigun o yaburu zu)

「楠正行長柄川の船橋を切て足利の大群を破る図」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1843 (Tenpô 14)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten/The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e (2003), #II-78; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T105, and pl. 48

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.5 x 75.6 cm (14 3/8 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.41065a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Mura
No blockcutter's mark

改印:村
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