Night Attack on the Taiken Gate (Taikenmon youchi kassen zu)

「待賢門夜討合戦図」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Toyoharu (Japanese, 1735–1814), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 11.7 x 17 cm (4 5/8 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.54.103

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The Taiken Gate was the eastern gate of the imperial palace in Kyoto and was the site of a battle in the 12th month of 1159, during the Heiji Rebellion.

Signed

Utagawa Toyoharu ga
歌川豊春画

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24