The Forces of Takeda Shingen Returning after the Victory at Kawanakajima (Takeda Shingen Kawanakajima shôsen kijin gyôretsu no zu)

「武田信玄川中島勝戦帰陣行列之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Sadahide (Japanese, 1807–1873), Publisher Daikokuya Kinnosuke (Kinjirô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.8 × 72 cm (14 1/8 × 28 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37410a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Gountei Sadahide ga (on right sheet), Sadahide ga (on center and left sheets)
五雲亭貞秀画 貞秀画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 4
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、辰四
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