Ôiso: (Actor Iwai Hanshirô VII as) Tora, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi)

「東海道五十三次之内 大磯 とら」 七代目岩井半四郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Izutsuya Shôkichi, Japanese, Blockcutter Koizumi Minokichi (Hori Mino) (Japanese, 1833–1906)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T63-09, p. 123; Osaka Castle Museum, Mitate no sekai (exh. cat., 2004), #12; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 7, Musee Guimet II (1990), fig. 51

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.4 x 24.8 cm (13 9/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

59.1147.20

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station no. 09.

MFA impressions: 11.29427, 11.29463, 11.29524.9, 11.29525.24, 11.43311, 59.1147.20
Forms a diptych with: 11.29462, 11.29525.11, 11.43312, 59.1147.21

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Rat 6
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino
改印:福、村松、子六
彫師:彫巳の

Provenance

Gift from estate of James J. Higginson through Mrs. Charles Jackson, March 26, 1959.

Credit Line

Gift of James J. Higginson