Raikô and His Retainers at the Entrance to Shutendôji's Cave, from an untitled series of the Shutendôji story

酒呑童子 洞窟の前で身構える頼光の一行

Japanese
Edo period
about 1680 (Enpô 8)
Artist Hishikawa Moronobu (Japanese, died 1694), Publisher Urokogataya Sanzaemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Art Mus., Hishikawa Moronobu ten (2000), cat. no. 73; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 57; Miyao, Nihon no giga (1967), p. 55

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 27.2 x 33.4 cm (10 11/16 x 13 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13416

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color added later

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 08 in the series as listed in Chiba City Art Museum, Hishikawa Moronobu ten (2000), cat. nos. 66 to 83. The final print in the series (see 11.13424) has the number “19,” but only 18 prints are known. The MFA has 17 of them, lacking only no. 10 (Shutendôji’s drinking party, Chiba cat. no 75). The publisher, Urokogataya Sanzaemon, is given on the final sheet.

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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