Fujikawa: Hunters at Night, Akasaka: Actors Ichikawa Danzô VI as Yajirôbei and Ichikawa Kuzô III as Kitahachi, from the series The Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road Divided between Two Famous Artists (Tôkaidô gojûsan eki meiga no kakiwake)

「東海道五拾三駅 名画之書分」「藤川」「赤坂」「弥次郎兵へ 市川団蔵」(六代目)、「喜多八 市川九蔵」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Artist Kawanabe Kyôsai (Japanese, 1831–1889), Publisher Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 106, #0826; Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T68-19

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34 x 24.4 cm (13 3/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.21412

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Konomi ni makase nanajûkyû sai Toyokuni ga (Drawn at your pleasure by seventy-nine-year-old Toyokuni); Motome ni ôjite Seisei Kyôsai (Seisei Kyôsai by special request)
任好七十九歳豊国画

一世一代 任好七十九歳 豊国画(年玉印)、応需 惺々狂斎

Markings

No censor's seal
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ôta Tashichi
改印:なし
彫師:彫太田多七

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: August 3, 1911)

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