On the 28th Day of the 5th Month, 1193, the Soga Brothers Achieved Their Goal with a Night Attack in the Foothills of Mount Fuji (Kenkyû yonen gogatsu nijûhachinichi Fuji no susono Soga kyôdai youchi honmô no zu) (on sheet 1, for right half); The Night At

「建久四年五月廿八日富士之裾野曽我兄弟夜討本望之図」 「曽我兄弟夜討之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshikazu (Japanese, active 1848–1870), Publisher Maruya Jinpachi (Marujin, Enjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban hexaptych; 37.1 × 151.7 cm (14 5/8 × 59 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.37560a-f

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichijusai Yoshikazu ga (on each sheet)
一寿斎芳員画

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 9
No blockcutter's mark
改印:午九
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