The Armor-pulling Scene at Wada's Banquet (Wada sakamori kusazuribiki no zu)

和田酒盛草摺引之図

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Toyoharu (Japanese, 1735–1814)


Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 23.3 x 33.5 cm (9 3/16 x 13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14725

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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.

Signed

(Utagawa Toyoharu ga, in right margin, cut off of this impression)
(歌川豊春画)

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