Identified in Ukiyo-e shûka 9 as a parody of the Kusazuribiki (Armor-pulling) scene.
February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection
Japanese, Edo period, about 1770 (Meiwa 7)
- Artist Kitao Shigemasa, Japanese, 1739–1820
Ukiyo-e shûka 9 (1981), pl. 56; Waterhouse, Images of Eighteenth-Century Japan (1975), #125
Vertical chûban; 27 x 19.8 cm (10 5/8 x 7 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper