The Great Battle between the Minamoto and the Taira in Northern Echizen Province (Genpei Hokuetsu ôgassen)

「源平北越大合戦」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1839–41 (Tenpô 10–12)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T61

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 26.4 cm (14 9/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.28756

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych; 11.38065 is the left sheet.

MFA impressions: 11.28756, 11.38066

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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