Parody of the Killing of the Nue, from the series Picture Siblings (E-kyôdai)

「絵兄弟」 鵺退治

Japanese
Edo period
about 1798 (Kansei 10)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Ômiya Gonkurô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #303.1, and pl. 151; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 164.1.1; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #395; the series: Asano and Clark 1995, #s 259-61 (this design not illustrated)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.2 x 25.8 cm (15 1/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.300

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 18.300, 21.6478

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

1918, gift of Captain John C. Phillips to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 16, 1918)

Credit Line

Gift of Captain John C. Phillips