The Heroic Fight of Cavalry Scout Captain Asakawa (Sekkô Asakawa Kihei-taii funtô no zu)

「斥候淺川騎兵大尉奮戰之圖」

Japanese
Meiji era
1895 (Meiji 28), January
Artist Kobayashi Kiyochika (Japanese, 1847–1915), Publisher Yokoyama Ryôhachi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chaikin, The Sino-Japanese War (1983), cat. no. 54, photo p. 164

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

21.1774-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.1774 (right), 21.1775 (center), 21.1776 (left)

MFA impressions: 21.1774-6, 2000.180a-c, RES.23.329-31

Signed

Kiyochika
清親

Markings

Artist's seals: Kobayashi, Kiyochika

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