Kintoki Throwing Beans at Fleeing Demons

金時の節分

Japanese
Edo period
1840s
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Uchiwa-e cut from horizontal aiban sheet; 22.3 x 25.6 cm (8 3/4 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26057

Medium or Technique

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

On View

Asian Painting Gallery (Gallery 178)

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

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