At the Bottom of the Sea in Daimotsu Bay (Daimotsu no ura kaitei no zu)

「大物之浦海底之図」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1851–52 (Kaei 4–5)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #22; Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #30; Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #86; Dai yôkai ten (2000), #77; Suzuki 1992, #74; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), #T266

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 73.9 cm (14 3/16 x 29 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.30560-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.30560 (left), 11.30561 (center), 11.30562 (right)

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet) 一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe No blockcutter's mark Artist's seal: kiri 改印:米良、渡辺 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