The Wada Rebellion: Yoshihide Breaks Down the Great Gate (Wada kassen Yoshihide sômon o oshiyaburu)

「和田合戦 義秀惣門押破」

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #37; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 5, Victoria and Albert Museum II (1987), pl. 45; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T281, and pl. 62

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.8 x 74 cm (14 1/8 x 29 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.38208a-c

Medium or Technique

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

On View

Lois B. and Michael K. Torf Gallery (Gallery 184)

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 4
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、村田、子四
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