The Strange Gathering of the Tengu with Real Things and Fake Things (Shôbutsu nisemono tengu no kie)

「正物偽物天狗の寄合」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 5th month
Artist Ichieisai Yoshitsuya (Japanese, 1822–1866)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 012-1443 (R), 012-1444 (C), 012-1445 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.2 × 73.5 cm (14 1/4 × 28 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37937a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichieisai Yoshitsuya ga (on each sheet)
一英斎芳艶画

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 5 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:亥五改
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