Dong Yong (Tō Ei)

 
Series
Mirror of 24 Filial Youths (Nijūshikō dōji Kagami)
Artist
Creation date
Publisher
Unknown
Publisher
Wakasa-ya Yoichi
Publisher
Jakurindō
Period
Edo
Materials
color woodblock print
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.
Dimensions
8 3/8 x 13 5/8 in. (image) 9 13/16 x 14 3/8 in. (sheet)
Credit line
Gift of Eliza M. Niblack
Accession number
17.144
Collection
Not Currently On View
Eliza M. Niblack; given to the John Herron Art Institute, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art, in 1917.
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