Night Rain at Naka-no-chô (Naka-no-chô yau): Actor Ôtani Shidô (Ôtani Tomoemon V) as the Geisha Oshizu, from the series Eight Views of Edo (Edo hakkei no uchi)

「江戸八景ノ内 仲町夜雨 げい者おし☆」「大谷紫道」 (五代目大谷友右衛門)

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 7th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 500-3301

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.40507

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.39863, 11.40507

Signed

Kunichika hitsu

国周筆

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark

改印:なし
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