"Oh, ouch!" (Oo, itai)/ Giant Octopus from the Nameri River in Etchû (Etchû Namerikawa ôdako), from the series Auspicious Desires on Land and Sea (Sankai medetai zue)

「山海愛度図会 ヲゝいたい 越中滑川大蛸 七」

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Other artist Utagawa Yoshitori-jo (Japanese, 1839–about 1870), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #114; Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation, Nyan to mo neko darake/ Cats of Many Varieties (2012), #67; Iwakiri 2011, #226

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.1 x 25.4 cm (15 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

2011.1724

Medium or Technique

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

On View

Lois B. and Michael K. Torf Gallery (Gallery 184)

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 07 in the series.

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (main design); Yoshitori ga (inset)
一勇斎国芳画、とり女画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 8
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、村田、子八
彫師:なし

Provenance

October 2005, acquired online through Rolf M. Degener, Meerbusch, Germany, by Sue Cassidy Clark, New York; 2011, gift of Sue Cassidy Clark to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 21, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Sue Cassidy Clark in honor of Sarah E. Thompson