A Dutchman Capturing a Ferocious Tiger Alive (Ranjin môko o iketoru zu)
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 7th month
Artist Kawanabe Kyôsai (Japanese, 1831–1889), Text by Kanagaki Robun (Japanese), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)
Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 97, #0717; Bakumatsu Meiji no tensai eshi Kawanabe Kyôsai ten (1998), #78
Vertical ôban; 36 x 25 cm (14 3/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Text by Kanagaki Robun.
Ôju ... Seiseian
Censor's seal: Monkey 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Masa
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection