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The Army of Uesugi Kenshin (Kagetora) Sets Out for Kawanakajima from the Castle at Kasugayama, in Fulfillment of His Duty to Murakami Yoshikiyo, Who, After Losing the Battle at Uedagahara in Tenmon 18 (1549), Came into Echigo and Asked for Help in Recover

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Two sheets of incomplete triptych?


Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on left sheet) 豊国画(年玉印) 香蝶楼豊国画


Censor's seal: Yoshimura 吉村


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)


Vertical ôban diptych; 36.3 x 49 cm (14 5/16 x 19 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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