Descending Geese at Katada (Katada rakugan): Actor Arashi Kichisaburô III as Taira Masakado, from the series Eight Views of Ômi (Ômi hakkei no uchi)

「近江八景之内 堅田落雁 平将門」三代目嵐吉三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Izuya Sankichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.6 x 25.2 cm (14 7/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42820

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Konomi ni ôjite Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouches
応好 豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Rat 7
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:米良、渡辺、子七
彫師:彫竹

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