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The Battle of Dan-no-ura (Dan-no-ura tatakai no zu): Suke no Tsubone, Shinchûnagon Taira Tomomori, and Sagami Gorô

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Triptych: 11.28701 (right), 11.28702 (center), 11.28706 (left) MFA impressions: 11.27029-31, 11.28701VR (11.28701, 11.28702, 11.28706)


Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet) 一勇斎国芳画


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, Edo period, about 1844 (Kôka 1)

Object Place

Catalogue Raisonné

Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #54; Suzuki 1992, #131; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 5, Victoria and Albert Museum II (1987), pl. 39; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T144, and pl. 49; Genshoku Ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 4 (1981), #263


Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.28701, 11.28702, 11.28706

Medium or Technique

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