The Fleet of Ashikaga Takauji Sets Out for War (Ashikaga Takauji ikusa kadoide shussen no zu)

「足利尊氏戦場首途出船の図(あしかがよしたかいくさかどいでしゆつせんのづ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Yoshifuji (Japanese, 1828–1889), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Mus., Ukiyo-e sengoku emaki (2011), #86; Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten/The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e (2003), #II-69

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.7 × 74.7 cm (14 7/16 × 29 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22800-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.22800 (right), 11.22801 (center), 11.22802 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.22800-2, 11.24890-2

A disguised reference to the departure of Hideyoshi’s invasion fleet for Korea.

Signed

Ippôsai Yoshifuji ga (on each sheet)
一鵬斎芳藤画

Markings

Censor's seal: Murata
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: kiri

改印:村田
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: August 3, 1911)

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