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The Battle of the Ani River (Anigawa kassen no zu)

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Triptych: 11.37363 (left), 11.37364 (right), 11.39749 (center) MFA impressions: 11.39748a-c, 11.37363VR (11.37363, 11.37364, 11.39749), 11.41146a-c


Ippôsai Yoshifusa ga (on right and left sheets only) 一宝斎芳房画


Censor's seal: Goat 6 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Hori Kane (on right and left sheets)


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, 1859 (Ansei 6), 6th month


Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.37363, 11.37364, 11.39749

Medium or Technique

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