The Tale of Shiraishi (Shiraishi banashi), from the series Illustrations of Loyalty and Vengeance (Chûkô adauchi zue)

「忠孝仇討図絵 白石噺」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1844–45 (Kôka 1–2)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Fusajirô (Horikô Fusajirô, Hori Fusa) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 252, ôban #37.10

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 24.6 cm (14 7/16 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26378

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiryûsai Hiroshige ga
一立斎広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Hama
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Fusajirô
Artist's seal: Hiro
改印:浜
彫師:彫工房次郎

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