On Display in West Ryôgoku (Nishi Ryôgoku ni oite kôgyô): Leopard

「西領国に於いて興行」 豹

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshitoyo (Japanese, 1830–1866), Publisher Kikuya Ichibei (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.5 cm (14 5/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37318

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiryûsai Yoshitoyo ga

一龍斎芳豊画

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Kane

改印:申七改
彫師:彫兼

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