Drying Board Suggesting Hiyodorigoe, from the series Women in Benkei-checked Fabrics (Shimazoroi onna Benkei)

「縞揃女弁慶(しまぞろひおんあべんけい)」 張り板のひよどり越え

Japanese
Edo period
about 1844 (Tenpô 15/Kôka 1)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Kyûbei (Japanese), Blockcutter Sugawa Renkichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #120; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 3 (1963), #2994

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.8 cm (14 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36363

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

驚かす蝶も戸張の逆落し
かぎおくみにも見する長刀
五瀬廼屋

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Hama
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Renkichi
改印:浜
彫師:ホリ廉吉

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: January 19, 2005)

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