Shumenosuke Urabe Hidetake, from the series One Hundred Ghost Stories from China and Japan (Wakan hyaku monogatari)
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 2nd month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892)
Ôta Mem. Mus., Edo yôkai dai zukan (2014), #146; Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's Strange Tales (2005), p. 72, #22 (name read as "Shusuinosuke Tobe Suetake")
Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 24 cm (14 5/16 x 9 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Text by Sumida Ryôko.
MFA impressions: 11.37618, 11.37646
Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga
Censor's seal: Ox 2 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection