Fire on the Ships (Senchû no hi): Shiratô Hikoshichirô, from the series Selections for the Ten Stems (Mitate jikkan no uchi)

「見立十千之図 船中の火 白藤彦七郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshifusa (Japanese, active about 1837–1860), Publisher Hirookaya Kôsuke (Kikujudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 25.3 cm (14 7/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37372

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ippôsai Yoshifusa ga
一宝斎芳房画

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 5 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:申五改
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: 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