The Night Attack of Kumasaka at Akasaka Station in Mino Province (Mino no kuni Akasaka shuku Kumasaka youchi no zu)

「美濃国赤坂宿熊坂夜討之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asahikawa Museum, Utagawa Kuniyoshi ichimon no zenbôten (2000), #2-1-2; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 5, Victoria and Albert Museum II (1989), pl. 96

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41395a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.41395a-c, 11.45401a-c (creped)

Signed

Yoshitora ga (on each sheet)

芳虎画

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Koizumi Hori Kane

改印:申正改
彫師:小泉彫兼

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