The Defeat of the Mongol Invasion Fleet (Môko zokusen taiji no zu)

「蒙古賊舟退治之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.39742a-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 incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 00.1312-4 (complete triptych), 11.39742a-b (two left sheets only)

Signed

Yoshitora ga (on each sheet)

芳虎画

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 8 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:亥八改
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