Oniwakamaru and the Giant Carp, from the series Grateful Thanks for Answered Prayers: Waterfall-striped Fabrics (Daigan jôju arigatakijima)

「大願成就有ヶ滝縞」 鬼若丸と鯉

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #126; Suzuki et al., Utagawa Kuniyoshi ten (1996), #144; Suzuki 1992, #251; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 3 (1963), #3008; the series: Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), list #111

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 24.7 cm (14 3/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.28891

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.28891, 11.36343

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Hama
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜
彫師:なし

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: August 3, 1911)

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