A Great Battlefield of the Taiheiki (Taiheiki dai senjô): Kido Zenbei (R), Nishiki Musashi no kami (C), and Satô Kazue no kami (L)

「太平記大戦場」「木戸善兵衛」 「二色武蔵守」 「佐藤主計頭」

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Yoshikata (Japanese, active about 1841–1864), Publisher Kagiya Shôbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 34.7 x 73.7 cm (13 11/16 x 29 in.)

Accession Number

11.39715a-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: 00.1383a-c, 11.39715a-c

Signed

Isshinsai Yoshikata ga
一震斎芳形画

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 2 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:戌二改
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