The Battle of Kurikaradani at Tonamiyama in Kaga Province, on the Sixth Day of the Fifth Month, 1183 (Juei ninen gogatsu muika Kaga no kuni Tonami-yama Kurikaradani kasssen no zu)

寿永二年五月六日加賀国 砺並山倶利伽羅谷合戦図

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshikazu (Japanese, active 1848–1870), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 × 24.4 cm (14 1/8 × 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37662

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete triptych; 11.37661 is the right sheet, with the title.

Signed

Ichijusai Yoshikazu ga
一寿斎芳員画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Ox 4
No blockcutter's mark

改印:衣笠、村田、丑四
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: 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