The War of the Ôuchi Clan (Ôuchi kassen no zu)

「大内合戦之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Sadahide (Japanese, 1807–1873), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Mus., Ukiyo-e sengoku emaki (2011), #136; Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten/The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e (2003), #I-222

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.8 × 73.5 cm (14 1/8 × 28 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37443a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The Meitoku Rebellion of 1391.

Signed

Gyokuransai Sadahide ga (on right sheet), Gyokuran Sadahide ga (on center and left sheets)
玉蘭斎貞秀画 玉蘭貞秀画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Rat 5
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