Famous Places on the Tokaido Road (Tôkaidô meisho zue)

「東海道名所図会」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 11th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Mus., Ukiyo-e sengoku emaki (2011), #169

Dimensions

Vertical ôban, twelve-sheet print; 36.5 × 297.6 cm (14 3/8 × 117 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41247a-l

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Twelve-sheet print (dodecaptych).

MFA impressions: 11.28586a-l, 11.41247a-l

Signed

Yoshitora ga (on each sheet)
芳虎画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 11 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:子十一改
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 MFA. (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