Ejiri: The Story of the Pine Tree of the Feather Cloak at Miho Bay (Miho no ura hagoromo matsu no yurai), from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)

「東海道五十三対 江尻 三保の浦 羽衣松の由来」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845–46 (Kôka 2–3)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Iseya Ichibei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T78-19; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.19; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #43.07

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.7 cm (14 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.30311

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station 19, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

MFA impressions: 11.30311, 11.45385.19

Inscription

三保の浦羽衣松の由来
 江尻の東清水の湊より海浜を廻りて一里余三保の洲崎へ至る駿海一の名所にして風色世に知るところなり 羽衣松は同所にあり 里言にいうむかし天人降りて松に羽衣をぬき置しを漁夫ひろひ取て返さづ 天女かりに漁夫が妻となり辛労して羽衣を取かへし天に帰りしと言い伝ふ 羽衣の松今猶存せり

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Mura
No blockcutter's mark
改印:村
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