Tengu on the Road at Night (Yorumichi tengu) (T), Street Scene of Tengu (Tengu no ôrai) (B), from an untitled series of tengu

「夜道天狗」 「天狗のおふらい」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Echizenya Heizaburô


Catalogue Raisonné

Inagaki and Isao, Kuniyoshi no kyôga (1991), #126; Miyao, Nihon no giga (1967), p. 153

Dimensions

Two horizontal chûban on uncut vertical ôban sheet; 35.5 x 23.9 cm (14 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36670

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 ga (on each design)
一勇斎国芳画

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: January 19, 2005)

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