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; 38.7 x 25.6 cm (15 1/4 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6478

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

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection