The Night Attack at Horikawa, a Triptych (Horikawa youchi no zu, sanmai tsuzuki)

「堀川夜討之図 三枚続」 「武蔵坊弁慶」、「御厨喜三太」、「海野太郎」 「九郎冠者義経」、「静御前」

Japanese
Edo period
1810s (Bunka era)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten/The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e (2003), #I-122 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.3 x 51.5 cm (14 5/16 x 20 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.40128a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Two left sheets of incomplete triptych.

Inscription

「武蔵坊弁慶」「御厨喜三太」「海野太郎」

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

五渡亭国貞画

Markings

No censor's seal

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