Akasaka, from the series The Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi), also known as the Gyôsho Tôkaidô

「東海道五十三次之内 赤坂」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1841–44 (Tenpô 12–Kôka 1)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Ezakiya Tatsuzô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 242, horizontal aiban #5.37

Dimensions

Horizontal aiban; 20.4 x 32.2 cm (8 1/16 x 12 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.9350

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 37 in the series.

MFA impressions:
No censor’s seal, publisher’s mark in black: 06.887, 06.1415, 06.1826
With censor’s seal, publisher’s mark in red: 11.40019, 21.9349, 21.9350

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Hama
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜
彫師:なし

Provenance

May 1915, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection