(Kenkyû no hajime Kamakura no tachi ni shoshi taikei o...)
1847–50 (Kôka 4–Kaei 3)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)
Kuniyoshi Project db; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T198
Vertical ôban triptych; 35.9 x 73.7 cm (14 1/8 x 29 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Quarrel over a game of go in the palace of Kamakura, between Kudô Suketsune and Sasaki Nobutsuna with Mount Fuji behind. This incident occurred during the planning for the Great Battle of Hyôgo.
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
No blockcutter's mark
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection