Defeating the Measles Demon (Hashika taiji)

「痳疹退治(はしかたいじ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshifuji (Japanese, 1828–1889), Publisher Minatoya Kohei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Ukiyoeshitachi no shinbutsu (1999), #75

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.41244

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.37336, 11.39750, 11.39770, 11.41244

Signed

Yoshifuji ga
芳藤画

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 7 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:戌七改
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: 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