Ôya no Tarô Mitsukuni, from the series One Hundred Ghost Stories from China and Japan (Wakan hyaku monogatari)

「和漢百物語 大宅太郎光国」

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 9th month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Japanese Woodblock Prints (2010), p. 166; Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten/The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e (2003), #I-233; Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's Strange Tales (2005), p. 48, #10

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 24.2 cm (14 1/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.16645

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Text by Kanagaki Robun.

MFA impressions: 11.16445, 11.37634, 11.39842

Signed

Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga
一魁斎芳年画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 9 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:丑九改
彫師:なし

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: 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