Inukai Genpachi Fights a Cat Monster on Mount Kôshin

犬飼現八庚申山で化け猫を射る

Japanese
Edo period
about 1850–51 (Kaei 3–4)
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887), Publisher Kojimaya Jûbei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Mus., Ukiyo-e ni egakareta kodomotachi (2014), #290; Chiba City Mus., Hakkenden no sekai (2008), #116; Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #130; Zusetsu Nihon no koten 19, Kyokutei Bakin (1980), fig. 347

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.5 × 74 cm (14 3/8 × 29 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.41383a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichimôsai Yoshitora ga (on each sheet)
一猛斎芳虎画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Watanabe
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、渡辺
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