The Scabbard-clash Scene of Fuwa Banzaemon and Nagoya Sanza Enacted by Popular Rabbits (Fuwa, Nagoya, ryûkô usagi no sayaate)

「不破 名古や 流行兎鞘当(ふは、なごや、りうかううさぎのさやあて)」

Japanese
Meiji era
1873 (Meiji 6), May
Artist Ikumaru (Japanese, active late 1860s–1870s), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.2 x 24 cm (13 7/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42012

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Shôkarô Ikumaru ga
松花楼幾丸画

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 5
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: kiri
改印:酉五
彫師: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: 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