Tawara Tôda Selling Centipede Oil Medicine (top) and Satsuma no kami Tadanori Selling Roasted Potatos (bottom), from the series A Collection of Comical Warriors (Dôke musha zukushi)

「童戯武者尽」 俵藤太秀郷のむかで油(上)  「童戯武者尽」 薩摩守平忠度の焼き芋(下)

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 235, horizontal chûban #30.14 (above) and #30.09? (below)

Dimensions

Two horizontal chûban designs on uncut vertical ôban sheet; 36.1 x 25.7 cm (14 3/16 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.17218

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

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 8
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、寅八
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