The Night Attack at Horikawa, Perspective Print in Two Sheets (Horikawa youchi no zu, uki-e nimai tsuzuki)

「堀河夜討之図浮絵二枚続」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1782 (Tenmei 2)
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Machida City Mus. of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten/The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e (2003), #I-62 (complete); Clark et al., Actor's Image (1994), #500 (L sheet only); Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Toyoharu to sono jidai (1994), #110 (complete)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.4 x 25.4 cm (15 1/8 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.14868

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete diptych.

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

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