The Night Attack at the Ôbaka Inn (Ôbaka shuku youchi no zu)

「大墓宿夜討之図」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1849–52 (Kaei 2–5)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Amatsu


Catalogue Raisonné

Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #57 (complete triptych); Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T224, fig. 17

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.1 x 48.9 cm (14 3/16 x 19 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.38083a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right and center sheets of an incomplete triptych.

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (in each sheet)

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome
No blockcutter's mark

改印:浜、馬込
彫師:なし

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