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Ejiri: The Story of the Pine Tree of the Feather Cloak at Miho Bay (Miho no ura hagoromo matsu no yurai), from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)

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Station 19, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi. MFA impressions: 11.30311, 11.45385.19

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三保の浦羽衣松の由来  江尻の東清水の湊より海浜を廻りて一里余三保の洲崎へ至る駿海一の名所にして風色世に知るところなり 羽衣松は同所にあり 里言にいうむかし天人降りて松に羽衣をぬき置しを漁夫ひろひ取て返さづ 天女かりに漁夫が妻となり辛労して羽衣を取かへし天に帰りしと言い伝ふ 羽衣の松今猶存せり

Signed

Hiroshige ga 広重画

Marks

Censor's seal: Mura

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: January 19, 2005) 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

Japanese, Edo period, about 1845–46 (Kôka 2–3)

Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.19; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #43.07

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.5 cm (14 1/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45385.19

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints