Newly Published Picture of the Battle of Jiuxian-shan in China (Shinpan Morokoshi Kyûsensan kassen no zu)

新版唐九仙山合戦之図

Japanese
Edo period
Attributed to Utagawa Toyoharu (Japanese, 1735–1814)


Catalogue Raisonné

A slightly different version: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 2, British Museum II (1987), pl. 74

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 23.4 x 33.4 cm (9 3/16 x 13 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.14708

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The title is taken from a very similar print in the British Museum, signed by Toyoharu and published by Iwatoya Genpachi; but this impression is clearly a different edition, made from slightly different blocks (compare, e.g., the shapes of the clouds and the position of the beacon tower).

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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: August 3, 1911)

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