No. 663, from the series The Post Dispatch Newspaper (Yûbin hôchi shinbun)

「郵便報知新聞 第六百六十三号」

Japanese
Meiji era
1875 (Meiji 8)
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Mem. Mus., Edo yôkai dai zukan (2014), #63; Keyes, Bizarre Imagery of Yoshitoshi (1980), #11

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 23.7 cm (14 7/8 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37908

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.37908, 11.39810

A black monster attacking the wife of a carpenter in Kanda.

Signed

Taiso Yoshitoshi
大蘇芳年

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