Kumai Taro Fighting a Bear

「熊井太郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), intercalary 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 × 25.5 cm (14 9/16 × 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1263

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Probably one sheet of incomplete triptych. No publisher’s mark on this sheet.

Signed

Kinchôrô Yoshitora ga
錦朝楼芳虎画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Rat intercalary
No blockcutter's mark
改印:福、村松、子閏
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock