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Battle between the Minamoto and Taira Clans (Genpei kassen): Hirayama Mushadokoro Sueshige (R), Kumagai Jirô Naozane, Mizumaki Dôroku Yasunobu, Shimôsa Gorobei Tadamitsu, Kusado Heiroku Kaneichi (C), Kumagai Kojirô Naoie, and Etchû Jirobei Moritsugu (L) a

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Triptych: 11.37326a-b (right and center sheets), 11.39170 (left sheet) MFA impressions: 11.37326VR (11.37326a-b, 11.39170), 11.38074 (left sheet only)


Ôkô Yoshiume ga (on center sheet only) 応好芳梅画


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, Meiji era,


Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.37326a-b, 11.39170

Medium or Technique

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