Onikojima Yatarô and Seihô-in Akabôzu, from an untitled series of warriors in combat

「鬼児嶋弥太郎 西方院赤坊主」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1833–35 (Tenpô 4–6)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Calza, Hokusai (2003), V.52.1; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 230, vertical ôban #19.4; others in the series: TNM, Hokusai (2005), #s 382-385

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.1 × 26 cm (15 × 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.39701

Medium or Technique

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

Out on Loan

On display at Abeno Harukas Art Museum, Osaka, Japan, October 6, 2017 – November 19, 2017

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.17553, 11.39701

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu
前北斎為一筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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