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)
King and Iwakiri, Japanese Warrior Prints (2007), #136
Vertical ôban; 35.6 x 23.5 cm (14 x 9 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
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)
 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