Futakawa, from an untitled series of the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road

東海道五十三次 「二川」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1804 (Kyôwa 4/Bunka 1)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 225, horizontal koban #3.37

Dimensions

Horizontal kokonotsugiri (one-ninth ôban)

Accession Number

11.20396

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station 34, from a later edition without poems.
For an almost-complete set of this edition, bound as an album, see 1997.683 .
MFA impressions: 11.20396, 21.10320

Signed

Gakyôjin Hokusai ga
画狂人北斎画

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