The Brave Generals of the Takeda Clan Gather before a Battle (Takeda-ke yûshô ikusa hyôjô no zu)

「武田家勇将軍評定之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Sadahide (Japanese, 1807–1873), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36 × 71.1 cm (14 3/16 × 28 in.)

Accession Number

11.39905a-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: 11.22525-7, 11.39905a-c

Signed

Gountei Sadahide ga (on right and left sheets), Gyokuran Sadahide ga (on center sheet)
五雲亭貞秀画 玉蘭貞秀画

Markings

Censor's seal: Watari
No blockcutter's mark
改印:渡
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