The Battle of the Uji River in Yamashiro Province, in the Last Part of the First Month, 1184 (Juei sannen shôgatsu gejun Yamashiro no kuni Ujikawa kassen zu)

「寿永三年正月下旬 山城国宇治川合戦図」

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Yoshikazu (Japanese, active 1848–1870), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.4 × 73 cm (14 5/16 × 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.37674a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichijusai Yoshikazu ga (on each sheet)
一寿斎芳員画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Ox 3
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、渡辺、丑三
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