Memorial Portrait of Hiroshige

広重の死絵

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hinohara, Utagawa Kunisada (Ôta Mus., 2016), p. 81; Marks, Japanese Woodblock Prints (2010), p. 136; Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Utagawa-ha (Kobijutsu special issue, 1986), #266

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 33.5 x 21.8 cm (13 3/16 x 8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15638

Medium or Technique

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

Out on Loan

Out On Loan

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.15638, 21.6988

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 9
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take
改印:午九
彫師:横川彫竹

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