In the Play Honchô Furisode no Hajime, Susanoo no mikoto Subdues the Monsters (Honchô furisode no hajime, Susanoo no mikoto yôkai kôfuku no zu)

「本朝振袖之始 素盞鳥尊妖怪降伏之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4)
Artist Katsushika Hokki (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Original (?) version: Ôta Mem. Mus., Edo yôkai dai zukan (2014), #82; Nat. Mus. of J. Hist., Nishiki-e wa ika ni tsukarareta ka (2009), #55; Minami, Edo no fûshiga (1997), pp. 182-4, fig. 45

Accession Number

11.45399.10

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions:
Original (?) version (1851): 11.22746, 11.45399.10
Catfish version (1855): 11.38591, 11.42100

From a scrapbook including Toba-e cartoons, surimono, miscellaneous ukiyo-e prints, and a few senjafuda: 11.45399.1-.43

Signed

Edogawa Hokki ga
改印:なし
彫師:なし
版元:なし

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher's mark
改印:なし
彫師:なし
版元: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