Story of the Ferocious Tiger [sic] Imported by the Europeans (Kômô hakurai môko no engi)

「紅毛舶来猛虎之演義」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshitoyo (Japanese, 1830–1866), Publisher Daikokuya Kinnosuke (Kinjirô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

http://blog.livedoor.jp/misemono/archives/cat_50049120.html

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.5 cm (14 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37317

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

On Display at West Ryôgoku from the Middle of the Seventh Month.

Signed

Ichiryûsai Yoshitoyo ga
一龍斎芳豊画

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Yasu
改印:申七改
彫師:彫安

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