Untitled harimaze sheet with five designs, clockwise from TR: Calligraphy; the Jewel River of Musashi Province (Bu Tamagawa); Courtesan by Lamp; Iris; Cuckoo

張交 書、「武玉川」、行灯と遊女、花菖蒲、時鳥

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 242, aiban #18 (series of 17 prints, not listed individually); Matsuki 1939, #591 (uncut sheet)

Dimensions

Vertical aiban (harimaze); 33.4 x 22.2 cm (13 1/8 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.54.18

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.761a (courtesan only), 21.8881 (Tamagawa only), 21.8882 (courtesan only), RES.54.18 (uncut sheet)

Signed

Hiroshige (on courtesan), Tôkai (on iris), Ryûsai (on cuckoo)
広重、東海、立斎

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Watanabe
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、渡辺
彫師:なし

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24