Arai in Tôtômi Province: Panoramic View of the Open Sea (Nada no chôbô), from the series Calligraphy and Pictures for the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Shoga gojûsan eki)

「書画五拾三駅 遠江 荒井 灘之眺望」

Japanese
Meiji era
1872 (Meiji 5)
Artist Utagawa Yoshimori (Japanese, 1830–1884), Publisher Sawamuraya Seikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA/Geidai, Double Impact (2015), #12; Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Utagawa-ha (Kobijutsu special issue, 1986), #325

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 23.9 cm (14 1/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41459

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 32 in the series.

Signed

Koseiko Kôsai sha (= Yoshimori?)

Markings

Censor's seal: Water Monkey (Jinshin, mizunoe saru) ... (number illegible)
No blockcutter's mark

改印:壬申?
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection