Takeda Daizen Daibu Harunobu Nyûdô Shingen, Ready for Battle at Kawanakajima in Shinano Province in the Eleventh Month of 1553 (Tenmon nijûninen jûichigatsu Shinshû Kawanakajima shutsujin no zu)

「武田太膳太夫晴信入道信玄 天文廿二年十一月信州川中島出張之圖」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yorozuya Jûbei (Japanese), Blockcutter Okamoto Jirobei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #124 (complete diptych); Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S95c.4

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.3 cm (14 1/2 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.30343

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Top sheet of an incomplete upright diptych. One of a pair, with 11.30344.
The mark of publisher Yorozuya Jûbei appears on the missing bottom sheet of each diptych.

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Muramatsu
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Okamoto Jirobei
Artist's seal: Kuniyoshi

改印:村松
彫師:彫工岡本次郎兵衛

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