The Ghost (Rei) of Akugenta Yoshihira

「悪源太義平霊」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Teisai Hokuba (Japanese, 1771–1844)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 26.3 cm (15 3/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.18159

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Probably the top half of an upright diptych, with 11.18160 as the bottom half.

Unidentified publisher’s mark.

Signed

Teisai ga
蹄斎画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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