Kintarô Judging the Wrestling Match of a Monkey and a Bear

金太郎と相撲とる猿と熊

Japanese
Edo period
1770s (An'ei era)
Artist Kitao Shigemasa (Japanese, 1739–1820)


Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.2 x 19.4 cm (10 5/16 x 7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.19596

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kitao Shigemasa ga
北尾重政画

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