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The Battle of the Fumaki River in the Earlier Taiheki (Zen Taiheiki Fumakigawa kassen): Taira Shinnô Masakado (R), Fujiwara Hidesato (C), and Jôheita Sadamori (L)

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Triptych: 11.26913 (right), 11.26914 (center), 11.26915 (left) MFA impressions: 11.26913-5 (complete), 11.39627 (center sheet only)


Shuntei ga (on each sheet) 春亭画


Censor's seals: kiwame, Igaya Kinbei 改印: 極、伊金


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, 1814 (Bunka 11), 9th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten/The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e (2003), #I-100


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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