The Great Battle between Kai Province and Echigo Province at Kawanakajima (Kôetsu Kawanakajima ôgassen)

「甲越川中島大合戦」

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten/The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e (2003), #I-208; Suzuki 1992, #172; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T284

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.4 x 75.7 cm (14 3/4 x 29 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1117-9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1117 (right), 00.1118 (center), 00.1119 (left)

MFA impressions: 00.1117-9, 11.38210a-c

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 4
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、村田、子四
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock