Battle between the Minamoto and Taira Clans (Genpei kassen): Kumagai Kojirô Naoie and Etchû Jirobei Moritsugu at Ichinotani

源平合戦 一の谷 「熊谷小次郎直家」、「越中次郎兵衛盛次」

Japanese
Meiji era
Artist Nakajima Yoshiume (Japanese, 1819–1879)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.4 x 24.5 cm (13 9/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.38074

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 11.37326VR (11.37326a-b, 11.39170), 11.38074 (left sheet only)

Signed

Ôkô Yoshiume ga (on center sheet only)
応好芳梅画

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