The Death of Yamamoto Kansuke at the Battle of Kawanakajima on the 4th Day of the 9th Month, 1561(Eiroku yonen kugatsu yokka Kawanakajima kassen Yamamoto Kansuke nyûdô uchijini no zu)

「永禄四年九月四日川中島ノ合戦山本勘介入道討死ノ図」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1847–48 (Kôka 4–Kaei 1)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asahikawa Museum, Utagawa Kuniyoshi ichimon no zenbôten (2000), #1-2-31; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 5, Victoria and Albert Museum II (1987), pl. 42; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T190

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.5 x 73 cm (14 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.16502a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher's mark
改印:村松、吉村
彫師:なし
版元: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: August 3, 1911)

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