The Armor-pulling Scene at Wada's Banquet (Wada sakamori kusazuribiki no zu)
Artist Utagawa Toyoharu (Japanese, 1735–1814)
Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Utagawa Toyoharu to sono jidai (1994), #61; Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Utagawa-ha (Kobijutsu special issue, 1986), #12; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #2417
Horizontal ôban; 23.3 x 33.5 cm (9 3/16 x 13 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.14704, 11.14725 (different colors)
Title, signature, and mark of publisher Iwatoya Genpachi in right margin, cut off of both MFA impressions.
(Utagawa Toyoharu ga, in right margin, cut off of this impression)
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection