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Takeda Daizen Daibu Harunobu Nyûdô Shingen, Ready for Battle at Kawanakajima in Shinano Province in the Eleventh Month of 1553 (Tenmon nijûninen jûichigatsu Shinshû Kawanakajima shutsujin no zu)

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Top sheet of an incomplete upright diptych. One of a pair, with 11.30344. The mark of publisher Yorozuya Jûbei appears on the missing bottom sheet of each diptych.


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga 一勇斎国芳画


Censor's seal: Muramatsu Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Okamoto Jirobei Artist's seal: Kuniyoshi


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

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #124 (complete diptych); Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S95c.4


Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.3 cm (14 1/2 x 9 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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