Catching Fireflies by the Uji River in Yamashiro Province (Yamashiro Ujikawa hotarugari no zu)

「山城宇治川蛍狩之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu) (Japanese, 1826–1869), Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Published by Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Minokichi (Hori Mino) (Japanese, 1833–1906)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G518 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.9 x 73.3 cm (14 1/8 x 28 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.28-30

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 47.28 (left), 47.29 (center), 47.30 (right)

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right sheet); Hiroshige ga (on left sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)  広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 8 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Mino (center sheet only)
改印:酉八改
彫師:彫工巳の

Provenance

1947, gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich