Shunkan and Oyasu in Himekomatsu Nenohi Asobi Shima Monogatari, from the series A Collection of Plays Old and New (Kokon Jôruri zukushi)

「古今浄瑠璃尽 姫小松子ノ日遊島物語」「しゆんかん」「おやす」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1849–50 (Kaei 2–3)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 253, ôban #21.12

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 24.5 cm (14 3/8 x 9 2/3 in.)

Accession Number

11.17143

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark
改印:村松、吉村
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