No. 832, from the series The Post Dispatch Newspaper (Yûbin hôchi shinbun)

「郵便報知新聞 第八百三十二号」

Japanese
Meiji era
1876 (Meiji 9)
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Kumagaya Shôshichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Hori Ta (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 23.7 cm (14 1/8 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37904

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Large crowds thronging to see the whale exhibited at Fukugawa.

Signed

Taiso Yoshitoshi; Monjin Toshi...
大蘇芳年

Markings

No censor's seal
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ta

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