The Brave Warrior Samanosuke Destroys the Enemy Castle of Atsumi by Bombardment (Yûshi Samanosuke Atsumi tekijo o ishiyumi katetsu ni te uchikuzusu zu)

「勇士左馬之助充未敵城を石弩火鉄にて打崩す図」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887), Publisher Tsubota (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 012-1413 (R, not in MFA), 012-1414 (C), 012-1415 (L); Ôta Mus., Ukiyo-e sengoku emaki (2011), #126 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.41258a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Two left sheets of an incomplete triptych; title on the missing right sheet.

Publisher’s mark is not completely legible, but might be Tsubota (Marks #U347).

Signed

Ichimôsai Yoshitora ga (on left sheet)

一猛斎芳虎画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark

改印:福、村松
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