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The Night Attack at Horikawa, a Triptych (Horikawa youchi no zu, sanmai tsuzuki)

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Two left sheets of incomplete triptych.

Inscription

「武蔵坊弁慶」「御厨喜三太」「海野太郎」

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet) 五渡亭国貞画

Provenance

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, 1810s (Bunka era)

Catalogue Raisonné

Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten/The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e (2003), #I-122 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.3 x 51.5 cm (14 5/16 x 20 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.40128a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints