The God of the Hachiman Shrine (Hachimangû), the Goddess of the Ise Shrine (Daijingû), and the Kashima Deity (Kashima Daimyôjin) Flying over the City

「八幡宮」、「太神宮」、「鹿島大明神」 (鯰絵)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1855 (Ansei 2)
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Catalogue Raisonné

Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Ukiyoeshitachi no shinbutsu (1999), #118

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.2 x 35.2 cm (9 1/2 x 13 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.42063

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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: 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