Tiger (Tora): Soga Jurô Sukenari, from the series Selection for the Twelve Signs (Mitate jûnishi)

「美盾十二支 寅 曽我十郎祐成」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845 (Kôka 2)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Iseya Ichibei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S38.3

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 24.5 cm (14 1/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36617

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: *11.22199 (deaccessioned in 2012), 11.36617

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Mura
No blockcutter's mark
改印:村
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