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

Provenance

1954, by exchange from Worcester Art Museum to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 8, 1954)

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