Miuranosuke and Kazusanosuke Defeat the Nine-tailed Fox on Nasu Moor (Miura Kazusa ryôsuke Nasuno ni kyûbi no kitsune uchitoru)

「三浦上総両介那須野九尾狐討取」

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunihisa II (Japanese, 1832–1891), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Haubner, Die Macht des Bogens (2014), p. 172

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 33.4 x 71.5 cm (13 1/8 x 28 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36769a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunihisa ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right and left sheets), Kunihisa ga (on center sheet)
国久画(年玉枠)  国久画

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 9
No blockcutter's mark
改印:午九
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