Scene at a Dyer's Shop (Kôya no dan), from the series The Tale of Shiraishi, a Latter-day Taiheiki (Go-Taiheiki Shiraishi banashi)

「碁太平記白石噺 紺屋の段」

Japanese
Edo period
1785 (Tenmei 5)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0804; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #265.7

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.8 x 19 cm (10 3/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.19400

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kiyonaga ga

清長画

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