The Great Battle of Takadachi in Ôshû Province (Ôshû Takadachi ôgassen)

「奥州高館大合戦」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunihisa II (Japanese, 1832–1891), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.7 x 76.2 cm (14 13/16 x 30 in.)

Accession Number

00.1250, 00.1455, 00.1456

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1250 (center), 00.1455 (right), 00.1456 (left)

MFA impressions: 00.1249 (center sheet only), 00.1250VR (00.1250, 00.1455, 00.1456; complete triptych)

Signed

Kunihisa ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right sheet), Toyokuni Monjin Kunihisa ga, in toshidama cartouche (on center sheet), Kunihisa ga (on left sheet)
国久画(年玉枠) 豊国門人国久画(年玉枠)  国久画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 7
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳七
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