The Rise and Fall of the Minamoto and Taira Clans: The Battle of Awazu Plain (Genpei seisuiki Awazu-hara kassen)

「源平盛衰記 粟津原合戦」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Jôshûya Kinzô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 248, ôban triptych #041

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.7 x 73.8 cm (14 7/16 x 29 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27053-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.27053 (left), 11.27054 (center), 11.27055 (right)

Signed

Hiroshige ga (right and center sheets), Ôju Ichiryûsai Hiroshige ga (left sheet)
広重画 応需一立斎広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Kinugasa (on right sheet only)
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠
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: 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