Harimaze sheet: Nansen Kills the Cat and Causes Enlightenment (by Zeshin, above); Dandy with Umbrella (by Hiroshige III, lower right); Tsunemasa Plays the Biwa on Chikubushima (by Hanzan, lower left)

「南泉斬猫大悟得」 蛇の目かさの男伊達 「但馬守経政於竹生島弾琵琶」

Japanese
Meiji era
1878 (Meiji 11), June
Artist Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891), Artist Utagawa Hiroshige III (Japanese, 1842–1894)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban (harimaze); 36 x 24 cm (14 3/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26463

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Zeshin (top); Hiroshige (bottom right); Naniwa Matsukawa Hanzan ga (bottom left)
是真 広重 浪華花松川半山画

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: August 3, 1911)

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