The Flooding of Takamatsu Castle (Takamatsu-jô mizuseme no zu), from the series The Toyotomi Chronicles (Toyotomi kunkôki)

「豊臣勲功記 高松城水攻之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 6th month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Yamashiroya Jinbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 73.3 cm (14 9/16 x 28 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37581a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu (on each sheet)

一魁斎芳年筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 6 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:卯六改
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