Minamoto Yoritomo's Night Attack on the Shirakawa Palace in the Hogen and Heiji War (Hogen Heiji kassen Minamoto Yoritomo Shirakawa-dono youchi no zu)

保元平治合戦源義朝白河殿夜討之図 右 「金子十郎家忠」「長井斉藤別当実盛」「高間四郎」「八町礫紀平次太夫」「大場平太景吉」 左 「下野守源義朝」「手取与次」「海野小太郎幸氏」「岡部六弥太忠澄」「鎌田次郎正清」「海老名源八季定」「猪俣近平六則綱」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 012-1400 (R, not in MFA), 012-1401 (C), 012-1402 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.41253a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Two left sheets of an incomplete triptych; title on the missing right sheet.

Signed

Kinchôrô Yoshitora ga

錦朝楼芳虎画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark

村松、福島

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