Pine Tree with Raised Roots (Neagari no matsu) and Warbler in Plum Tree (Ume ni uguisu), from the series Improvised Shadow Pictures (Sokkyô kageboshi zukushi)

「即興かけぼし尽し 根上がりのまつ」「即興かげぼしづくし 梅に鶯」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1840–42 (Tenpô 11–14)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 236, horizontal chûban #18.9 (above) and #18.4 (below)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.9 x 24.3 cm (14 1/2 x 9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26362

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Hiroshige gihitsu (on each design)

広重戯筆

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark

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