Gozu Tennô (=Susanoo) and Inada-hime, from the series Lives of Heroes of Our Country (Honchô eiyû den)

「本朝英雄伝 牛頭天皇 稲田姫」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kuniteru I (Sadashige) (Japanese, active about 1820–60), Publisher Shimizuya Tsunejirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.7 x 24.8 cm (13 11/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36845

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.36845, 11.39913

Signed

Kuniteru ga
画輝画

Markings

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark
改印:村松、吉村
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