Avoiding the Overturning of the World (Sekai kutsugaeshi fusegi no hanashi)

「世界転覆予防画解(せかいくツがえしふせぎのはなし)」」

Japanese
Meiji era
1881 (Meiji 14), October 3
Artist Arai Yoshimune (Toshiyuki, Utagawa Yoshimune II) (Japanese, 1863–1941), Publisher Tsuda Genshichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35 x 49 cm (13 3/4 x 19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42011a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ôju Isshôsai Toshiyuki suiga
応需一松斎年雪酔画

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