The Great Battle of the Uji River in Settsu Province (Sesshû Ujikawa ôgassen)

「摂州宇治川大合戦」

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshikazu (Japanese, active 1848–1870), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Tsuge Shôjirô (Hori Shôji) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 34.4 × 73.1 cm (13 9/16 × 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.37675a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichijusai Yoshikazu ga (on each sheet)
一寿斎芳員画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 5
Blockutter's mark: Hori Shôji
改印:改、卯五
彫師:彫庄治

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