Ômori Hikoshichi and the Demon Shopping at a Straw-craft Shop (top) and Susanoo no Mikoto Selling Dragon-headed Eel (bottom), from the series A Collection of Comical Warriors (Dôke musha zukushi)

「童戯武者尽」 麦藁細工の店に鬼と大森彦七(上)  「童戯武者尽」 素戔嗚尊の蒲焼(下)

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 235, horizontal chûban #30.03 (above) and #30.11 (below)

Dimensions

Two horizontal chûban designs on uncut vertical ôban sheet; 36.2 x 25.1 cm (14 1/4 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.17216

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Hiroshige gihitsu (on each design)
広重戯筆

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 12
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、寅十二
彫師:なし

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