A Dutchman Capturing a Ferocious Tiger Alive (Ranjin môko o iketoru zu)

「蘭人猛虎生取図(らんじんもうこをいけとるづ)」

Japanese
Edo period
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)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 97, #0717; Bakumatsu Meiji no tensai eshi Kawanabe Kyôsai ten (1998), #78

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 25 cm (14 3/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37046

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.

Signed

Ôju ... Seiseian

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Masa
改印:申七改
彫師:松島彫政

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