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Dong Yong (Tō Ei)

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797-1861)


Eliza M. Niblack; given to the John Herron Art Institute, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art, in 1917.

Object Information

artist
Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797-1861)
period
Edo
creation date
about 1840
materials
color woodblock print
dimensions
8-3/8 x 13-5/8 in. (image)
9-13/16 x 14-3/8 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
Artist's signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga
Publisher's mark: Jakurindō (Wakasa-ya Yoichi)
Inscription: Dong Yong. Too poor to be able to bury his father, he sold himself [to obtain the funds]. On his way home from the burial he met a beautiful woman on the street. Following her instructions he went home with her and in the course of a month she wove two hundred bolts of silk to repay [Dong Yong’s] debt to his master and after, she flew up to the heavens from where she had been sent to help Dong Yong because of his filial heart.
accession number
17.144
credit line
Gift of Eliza M. Niblack
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Asian Art
colors