The Battle between the Minamoto and the Taira at Ichinotani in Settsu Province (Sesshû ichinotani Genpei kassen no zu)
about 1845 (Kôka 2)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)
Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T156
Vertical ôban diptych; 36.1 x 50 cm (14 3/16 x 19 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Right and center sheets of incomplete triptych.
MFA impressions: 06.1286 (right sheet only), 11.38068a-b (right and center sheets)
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
Censor's seal: Watari (on center sheet only)
No blockcutter's mark
Mark of unidentified publisher.
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)
 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