Thunder-god Bandits (Kaminari no shiranami), from the series A Collection of Thunder Gods (Kaminari tsukushi)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)
Iwakiri, Kuniyoshi--Edo Culture (2013), #68 (intact sheet with 2 designs); Inagaki and Isao, Kuniyoshi no kyôga (1991), #174
Horizontal chûban; 18.4 x 24.6 cm (7 1/4 x 9 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
From a series published with two horizontal chûban designs on each vertical ôban sheet. This design was the upper half of a sheet, with 11.21657 as the lower half.
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi giga
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection