The Armies of Kai and Echigo Provinces Confront Each Other at Kawanakajima (Kawanakajima Kôetsu taijin no zu)

「川中嶋甲越対陣図」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Sadahide (Japanese, 1807–1873), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.3 × 72.5 cm (14 5/16 × 28 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37409a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Gyokuransai Sadahide ga (on right sheet only)
玉蘭斎貞秀画

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Koizumi Hori Kane
改印:未弐改
彫師:小泉彫兼

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