Chiryû, Narumi, Miya, and Kuwana, from the harimaze series Pictures of the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi zue)

東海道五十三次図会 「池鯉鮒 鳴海 宮 桑名」

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 2nd month
Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga, Part II (2009), Edo #90-13 (uncut sheet); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #45 (series of 15 sheets, not listed individually)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban (harimaze); 37 x 25.3 cm (14 9/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.49.95

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Sheet of four pictures showing Chiryû (TL), Narumi (TR), Miya (BR), and Kuwana (BL) stations.

MFA impressions: 21.8687 (Chiryû), 21.8688 (Narumi), 21.8689 (Narumi), 21.8690 (Miya), 21.8691 (Miya), 21.8692 (Kuwana), 21.8693 (Kuwana), RES.49.95 (uncut sheet)

Signed

Hiroshige
広重

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 2
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: Hiro
改印:改、辰二
彫師:なし

Provenance

1949, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession date: April 14, 1949)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift