The Battle of the Fumaki River in the Earlier Taiheki (Zen Taiheiki Fumakigawa kassen): Fujiwara Hidesato

「前太平記文巻川合戦 藤原秀郷」

Japanese
Edo period
1814 (Bunka 11), 9th month
Artist Katsukawa Shuntei (Shôkôsai) (Japanese, 1770–1824), Publisher Iseya Rihei (Kinjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 26.2 cm (15 3/16 x 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39627

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Center sheet of incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 11.26913-5 (complete), 11.39627 (center sheet only)

Signed

Shuntei ga

春亭画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Igaya Kinbei

改印:極、伊金

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