No. 16, Fox-fires at Ôji (Ôji no kitsunebi), from the series Comical Views of Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho dôke zukushi)

「江戸名所道化尽 十六 王子狐火」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Hirokage (Japanese, active 1855–1865), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Mem. Mus., Warau ukiyo-e (2013), #12

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25 cm (14 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.16965

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.16964, 11.16965, 11.45389.34, 11.45390.16

Signed

Hirokage ga
広景画

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 6 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:未六改
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: 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