Kameyama: Woman Dreaming of Omatsu, Gennojô, and Sodesuke, from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)

「東海道五十三対 亀山」「おまつ」「源之丞」「袖助」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T78-47; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.48; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #43.16

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.5 cm (14 1/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45385.47

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station 47, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

MFA impressions: 11.30319, 11.39968, 11.45385.47

Inscription

(こま絵)まだ霧ふかき朝まだき 城のこなたの松原にて 源之丞が二人の伜 かんなん辛苦も時を得て 恨みかさなる水右衛門を首尾よく討取本地に返り 名を万代に残しける めでたしめでたし
 (画中)石井が隠妻(ことつま)お松といえるは明石の里に侘住ひ 二人り子供を養育し賎が手業に世を送る まづしき中に操を立 夫の身の上物案じ しばしまどろむ夕暮に 門辺にたたずむ源之丞 昔にかはらぬ立派の出立 お松は嬉しく出迎ひ 御堅固なりしか我夫(つま)と いわんとすればこつぜんと ねふりはさめて逆夢なる 返り討ときくよりも ひたんに袖をしぼりしが 思ひ定めて幼子を 舅の源蔵に預け置き みどりの黒髪をおし切て 菩提の道に入りにける

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: 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