Yui: Local Fisherwoman, from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)

「東海道五十三対 由井」 汐を汲み、鮑をとって生業とする賎の女

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845–46 (Kôka 2–3)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T78-17; Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #46; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.17

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.3 x 24.5 cm (13 7/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.25038

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station 17, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

MFA impressions: 11.25038, 11.45385.17

Inscription

さつた山東の麓西倉沢の茶店にて栄螺鮑を料理て價ふなり この茶店冨士を見わたし三保の松原手にとるごとく道中双六のけしき 此ほとりの賤の女出汐をくみあるは鮑を拾うてなりはひとす

Signed

Chôôrô Kuniyoshi ga
朝櫻楼国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Mura
No blockcutter's mark
改印: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