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The Fleet of Ashikaga Takauji Sets Out for War (Ashikaga Takauji ikusa kadoide shussen no zu)

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Triptych: 11.22800 (right), 11.22801 (center), 11.22802 (left) MFA impressions: 11.22800-2, 11.24890-2 A disguised reference to the departure of Hideyoshi's invasion fleet for Korea.


Ippôsai Yoshifuji ga (on each sheet) 一鵬斎芳藤画


Censor's seal: Murata Artist's seal: kiri


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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)

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Catalogue Raisonné

Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten/The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e (2003), #II-69


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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