When Lord Yoriie Held a Hunting Party in Izu Province, Egara no Heida Killed a Giant Snake in the Mountains (Yoriie kyô Izu no kuni mikari no toki Egara no Heida sanchû ni te daija o korosu)


Edo period
1835–6 (Tenpô 6–7)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Moritaya Hanzô (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

King and Iwakiri, Japanese Warrior Prints (2007), #136


Vertical ôban; 35.6 x 23.5 cm (14 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



The upper part of the publisher’s mark is barely visible at the bottom edge.


(Kôchô Kunisada; at lower left edge, cut off of this impression)


Censor's seal: kiwame (at lower edge, almost cut off of this impression)


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)

[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