Hara: The Old Bamboo Cutter Finds the Shining Princess (Hara, Taketori no okina Kaguya-hime o eru), cut from sheet 4 of the harimaze series Pictures of the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi zue)

東海道五十三次図会 四 「原 竹とりの翁かくや姫を得る」 (張交)

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga, Part II (2009), Edo #90-5 (uncut sheet); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #45 (series of 15 sheets, not listed individually)

Dimensions

Harimaze, cut from vertical ôban sheet; 21.3 x 11.2 cm (8 3/8 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.8677

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a sheet of four pictures showing Mishima (TR), Numazu (TL), Yoshiwara (BR), and Hara (BL) stations.

MFA impressions: 21.8676 (Mishima), 21.8677 (Hara), 21.8678 (Yoshiwara)

Signed

Hiroshige
広重

Markings

Artist's seal: Hiro

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection