Street Scene of Thunder Gods and Thunder Beasts, from the series An Assortment of Thunder Gods (Kaminari zukushi)

「雷づくし 」

Japanese
Edo period
1842 (Tenpô 13)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)


Dimensions

Horizontal chûban; 16.3 x 25 cm (6 7/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21655

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi giga
一勇斎国芳戯画

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher's mark
改印:なし
彫師:なし
版元: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