The Ôtsu-e Ballad of Longears and Spotty (Miminaga Buchihei Ôtsu-e bushi): Rabbits

「耳なが ぶち兵衛 大津 ゑふし」 (兎絵)

Japanese
Meiji era
1873 (Meiji 6)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada III (Kunimasa IV, Toyokuni V) (Japanese, 1848–1920), Publisher Gusokuya Kahei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.1 x 25 cm (14 3/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36760

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunimasa hitsu

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark

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