Nagao Nobukage versus Hara Mino no Nyûdô, No. 1 from the series One-to-One Combats at the Great Battle of Kawanakajima (Kawanakajima ôgassen kumitsui tsukushi)
「川中島大合戦組対尽 長尾信景 原美濃入道 一」
1857 (Ansei 4), 10th month
Artist Ichieisai Yoshitsuya (Japanese, 1822–1866)
Vertical ôban; 36.2 × 25.2 cm (14 1/4 × 9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
From a continuous series of 12 sheets.
Ichieisai Yoshitsuya ga
Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 10
No blockcutter's mark
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection