The Great Battle of Awazu Plain (Awazu-ga-hara ôgassen zu)

「粟津原大合戦図」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Satomi Tachô (Utagawa Yoshikane) (Japanese, 1832–1881), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.5 x 75.6 cm (14 3/8 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.39841a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichirinsai Yoshikane ga (on right and left sheets); Ichirinsai Yoshikane zu (on center sheet)

一隣斎芳廉画 一隣斎芳廉画図

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Takijirô tô

改印:福、村松
彫師:彫工滝治朗刀

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