The Battle of the Ani River (Anigawa kassen no zu)

「兄川合戦ノ図」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshifusa (Japanese, active about 1837–1860), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Mus., Ukiyo-e sengoku emaki (2011), #39

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.7 x 75.2 cm (14 7/16 x 29 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.41146a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.37363VR (11.37363, 11.37364, 11.39749), 11.39748a-c, 11.41146a-c

Signed

Ippôsai Yoshifusa ga (on right and left sheets only)

一宝斎芳房画

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 6 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Kane (on right and left sheets)

改印:未六改
彫師:彫兼

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