On the 7th Day of the 2nd Month, 1184, Iyo no kami Yoshitsune Descended the Slope at Hiyoridorigoe and Captured the Fortress with Kajiwara Kagesue and Kumagae [sic] Naozane; the Heike Were Defeated and Fled to Yashima (Genryaku gannen nigatsu nanoka Iyo n

「元暦元年二月七日伊予守義経一の谷ひよ鳥超より逆おとしに城中へ攻入り梶原景季熊谷直実高名平家方敗軍八島へ落行くの図」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Yoshitsuru I (Japanese, active about 1840–1850), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.3 x 50.6 cm (14 5/16 x 19 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37323a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Two sheets of incomplete triptych

Signed

Isseisai Yoshitsuru ga (on each sheet)
一声斎芳鶴画

Markings

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark
改印:村松、吉村
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