Carp, from an untitled series known as Large Fish

魚尽くし 鯉

Japanese
Edo period
about 1840–42 (Tenpô 11–13)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 243, horizontal ôban #100.05; Tanba 1965, #424

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.4 x 36.2 cm (10 x 14 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.17179

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.17179, 11.17180, 21.9616

Inscription

Poems

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai

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