The Battle of Dan-no-ura (Dan-no-ura tatakai no zu): Suke no Tsubone, Shinchûnagon Taira Tomomori, and Sagami Gorô

「壇浦戦之図  典侍之局 新中納言平知盛 相模五郎」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1844 (Tenpô 15/Kôka 1)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kogaya Katsugorô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #54; Suzuki 1992, #131; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 5, Victoria and Albert Museum II (1987), pl. 39; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T144, and pl. 49; Genshoku Ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 4 (1981), #263

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.7 x 75.3 cm (14 7/16 x 29 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.27029-31

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.27029 (right), 11.27030 (center), 11.27031 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.27029-31, 11.28701VR (11.28701, 11.28702, 11.28706)

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark
改印:吉村
彫師:なし

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