Fox Dancing before a Fox Trap in the Kyôgen Play Tsurigitsune

釣狐

Japanese
Edo period
about 1835–40 (mid Tenpô era)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Aritaya Seiemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), fig. 111 (this edition)

Dimensions

Vertical koban (half aiban); 16.2 x 22.7 cm (6 3/8 x 8 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.9670

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.9670 (full color; first edition?), 21.9671 (blue), 21.9672 (ink)

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Provenance

Acquired by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright, as part of Kacho Lot; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection