The Crane Dance (Hinazuru no mai)

雛鶴の舞

Japanese
Edo period
1821 (Bunsei 4)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)


Catalogue Raisonné

Carpenter, "Hiroshige no yakusha-e surimono," in Ukiyo-e geijutsu 160 (2010), p. 39, fig. 5; Schaap and McKee, "... Hiroshige ... checklist of his surimono ," Andon 84 (2008), #SP 2, p. 21; Mizuta Museum, Surimono (2004), cat. no. 9

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.3 x 18.4 cm (8 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.21091

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ôju Hiroshige sha
応需広重画

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