King Zhu of the Shang Dynasty Lights the Signal Beacons, a Perspective Picture (Uki-e In no Chû-ô noroshi o agaru zu)

「浮絵殷誅王狼煙上図(うきゑいんのちうわうのろしをあがるず)」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Toyoharu (Japanese, 1735–1814), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), #238

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.1 x 38 cm (9 7/8 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14703

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14703, 11.14732

Signed

Utagawa Toyoharu ga
歌川豊春画

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