Parody of Narihira's Journey to the East

見立業平東下り

Japanese
Edo period
about 1797–98 (Kansei 9–10)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #278; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #462.1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 25.1 cm (14 15/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

54.286

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 21.6476 (center sheet), 54.286 (right sheet)
Painting by Yoshika, based on the complete triptych: 11.7981

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

1954, by exchange from Worcester Art Museum to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 8, 1954)

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24