The Battle of Katsushika, from the Book The Eight Dogs of Satomi (Satomi hakkenden no uchi Katsushika kassen)

「里見八犬伝之内葛飾合戦」

Japanese
Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 5th month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Yoki (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba Museum, Hakkenden no sekai (2008), #128 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 23 cm (14 3/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37660

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych.

Signed

Kaisai Yoshitoshi ga
魁斎芳年画

Markings

Censor's seal: Dragon 5 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Chô
改印:辰五改
彫師:彫長

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