Satô Masakiyo on a Tiger Hunt (Satô Masakiyo toragari no zu)

「佐藤正清虎狩之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniteru II (Kunitsuna II) (Japanese, 1830–1874), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kang Duksang, ed., Nishiki-e no naka no Chôsen to Chûgoku (2007), #1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.7 x 74.1 cm (14 7/16 x 29 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36835a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunitsuna ga

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:申七改
彫師:彫竹

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