Etchû Province: Takiyasha-hime, from the series The Sixty-odd Provinces of Great Japan (Dai Nihon rokujûyoshû no uchi)

「大日本六十餘州之内 越中 滝夜叉姫」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845 (Kôka 2)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Utagawa Sadamura (Japanese, active 1840s), Publisher Kogaya Katsugorô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S36.33

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 24.9 cm (14 5/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42479

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: *11.29794 (deaccessioned in 2012), 11.42479

From a series jointly designed by Kunisada and Kuniyoshi, with insets by various pupils of the two main artists.

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on main image); Toyokuni monjin Sadamura ga (on inset)
香蝶楼豊国画(年玉印)、豊国門人貞邑画

Markings

Censor's seal: Watari
No blockcutter's mark
改印:渡
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