Goten-yama, between Ishiyakushi and Shôno: (Actor Morita Kan'ya XI as) Takechi Mitsuhide, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi)

「東海道五十三次之内 石薬師庄野間 御殿山 武智光秀」 十一代目森田勘弥

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Izutsuya Shôkichi, Japanese, Blockcutter Uemura Yasugorô (Hori Yasu) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T63-45D, p. 153; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 7, Musee Guimet II (1990), fig. 55

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.5 x 23.6 cm (13 9/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43228

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station no. 45-46.

MFA impressions: 11.29060, 11.43228, 59.1147.122

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: (Fuku, Muramatsu, Rat 10; cut off of this impression)
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Ue Yasu
改印:(福、村松、子十)
彫師:彫工上安

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