Arai: Fishing for the Famous Eels (Arai, meisan unagi tori), cut from sheet 10 of the series Pictures of the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi zue)

東海道五十三次図会 十 「あらい 名産鰻とり」

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga, Part II (2009), Edo #90-11 (uncut sheet); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #45 (series of 15 sheets, not listed individually)

Dimensions

Harimaze, cut from vertical ôban sheet; 17.5 x 13 cm (6 7/8 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.8714

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a sheet of four pictures showing Arai (BR), Shirasuka (TR), Futakawa (TL), and Yoshida (BL) stations.

MFA impressions: 21.8684 (Yoshida), 21.8714 (Arai)

Signed

HIroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection