An Old Picture of the Lonely House at Asajigahara (Asajigahara hitotsuya no kozu)

「浅芽ヶ原一ッ家之古図」

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshimori (Japanese, 1830–1884), Copied after Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Sanoya Tomigorô (Kinseidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.5 x 36 cm (9 5/8 x 14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21775

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Copy of a famous ema (votive painting) painted by Yoshimori’s teacher Kuniyoshi.

Signed

Ikkôsai Yoshimori sha

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 4
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、卯四
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