Ôtsu: (Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV as) Matahei, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi)

「東海道五十三次之内 大津 又平」 四代目中村歌右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sumiyoshiya Masagorô (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T63-54, p. 159; Osaka Castle Museum, Mitate no sekai (exh. cat., 2004), #19

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

59.1147.83

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station no. 54.

MFA impressions: 11.29388, 11.29440, 11.43281, 59.1147.83
Forms a diptych with: 11.43282, 11.45319, 59.1147.82

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Rat 5
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:浜、馬込、子五
彫師:彫竹

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of James J. Higginson