On the Fifteenth Day of the Fifth Month, the Two Generals Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin Meet for Peace Talks [at Kawanakajima] (Takeda Shingen Uesugi Kenshin to gogatsu jûgonichi ryôshô waboku no taimen ...)

「武田信玄上杉謙信と五月十五日両将和睦の対面 有るべき由にて信濃国牛嶋の 渡りより四五丁大室の方 筑摩川と隔て両川岸 に床机を立最互に馬より 下り床机によって一礼有るべしと 両家使者を以て約を定め 其日にいたり両将両岸に 立より謙信ははやり雄の 勇将なれバ馬より飛び おり床机に腰をかけられるに 信玄ハ下り立ふうにして苦し からず謙信早々馬に乗れ よと呼り給へバ謙信大ひに 其無礼と怒り是が和ぼく 破れ終に後川中島乃 大合戦といたりにける」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1844 (Tenpô 15/Kôka 1)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

http://artinlife.nw.shopserve.jp/framart/ukiyoe_art/kuniyoshi-03.html; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T136

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 x 72.5 cm (14 x 28 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28760-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.28760 (right), 11.28761 (center), 11.28762 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.28760-2 (light water), 11.41070a-c (dark water), 11.41074a-c (light water)

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Mura
No blockcutter's mark
改印:村
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: 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