Valiant and Renowned Warriors at the Great Battle of Shizugatake (Shizugatake ôgassen shoyûshi kômei no zu)

「賎ヶ峯大合戦諸勇士高名之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887), Publisher Ômiya Kyûjirô (Kiyûdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41350a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Yoshitora ga (on each sheet)
芳虎画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 4 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Hori Chô (on right sheet), Katada Hori Chô (on center and left sheets)
改印:丑四改
彫師:彫長 片田彫長

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