Ochiai: Kume Sennin and the Washerwoman, from the series Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô Road (Kisokaidô rokujûkyû tsugi no uchi)

「木曾街道六十九次之内 落合 久米仙人 晒女」

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Thompson, Sixty-nine Stations (2009), #45; Keyes, Ainsworth cat. (1984), #532; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S74.46

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 25.5 cm (14 7/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38972.46

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 45 in the series (incorrectly numbered 44).

MFA impressions: 11.29007, 11.29009.46, 11.37101, 11.38972.46

Album: 11.38972.1-72

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Rat 6
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
Artist's seal: kiri

改印:福、村松、子六
彫師:彫竹

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