In Toyora Village, Koshibe no Sugaru Captures a Thunder Monster (Koshibe no Sugaru Toyora no sato ni rai o torau)

「小子部栖軽豊浦里捕雷(こしべのすがるとよらのさとにらいをとらふ」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1834–35 (Tenpô 5–6)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S1c.2, photo p. 12

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

64.851

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

On impressions of this print that have not been so severely trimmed at the right, the pronunciation of the hero’s name is clearly glossed as Koshibe no Sugaru; but the modern reading of the name is Chiisakobe no Sugaru.

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

No censor's seal

Provenance

1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik (1893-1963) to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1964)

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik