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Combat between Sanada and Matano at the Great Battle of Mount Ishibashi in the Genpei War on the Night of the Twenty-second Day of the Eight Month, 1180 (Jishô yonen hachigatsu nijûninichi yo Genpei Ishibashiyama ôgassen Sanada Matano kumiuchi no zu)

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Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on left and right sheets), Chôôrô Kuniyoshi ga (on center sheet) 一勇斎国芳画 朝櫻楼国芳画


Censor's seal: Mura


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005) 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 1843 (Tenpô 14)

Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #T94


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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