The Great Battle of the Minamoto and the Taira at Dan-no-ura (Genpei Dan-no-ura ôgassen no zu)

「源平壇之浦大合戦之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 6th month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Ômiya Kyûjirô (Kiyûdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Newland, Yoshitoshi (2011), #33

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.2 x 74.3 cm (14 1/4 x 29 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.39791a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1398-400, 11.39790a-c, 11.39791a-c

Signed

Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga (on each sheet)

一魁斎芳年画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 6 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Katada Hori Chô (on right and center sheets), Hori Chô (on left sheet)

改印:丑六改
彫師:片田彫長 ホリ長

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