The Brave Warrior Samanosuke Destroys the Enemy Castle of Atsumi by Bombardment (Yûshi Samanosuke Atsumi tekijo o ishiyumi katetsu ni te uchikuzusu zu)
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887)
Waseda db 012-1413 (R, not in MFA), 012-1414 (C), 012-1415 (L); Ôta Mus., Ukiyo-e sengoku emaki (2011), #126 (complete triptych)
Vertical ôban diptych; 36.3 × 49 cm (14 5/16 × 19 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
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).
Ichimôsai Yoshitora ga (on left sheet)
Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection