Eight-headed Dragon (Yamata no Orochi)

八岐の大蛇

Japanese
Edo period
about 1809 (Bunka 6)
Artist Kitao Masayoshi (Kuwagata Keisai) (Japanese, 1764–1824)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39.7 x 26.3 cm (15 5/8 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

06.1163

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Unidentified publisher’s mark, Marks #U501; dated by Marks to around 1809.

Signed

Kitao Masayoshi ga
北尾政美画

Provenance

1900, purchased by Denman Waldo Ross from Yamanaka & Co., New York; 1906 gift of Denman Waldo Ross, Cambridge, Massachusetts to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 8, 1906)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection