At Nunobiki Waterfall, Akugenda Strikes Down Nanba (Nunobiki no taki Akugenda Nanba o utsu)

「布引ノ滝悪源太討難波」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1833–34 (Tenpô 3–4)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #13; MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #129; Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #45; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S1c.4, photo on p. 100

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 26 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.16454

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.16454, 64.2392

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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: August 3, 1911)

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