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Hakone: Actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Kô no Moronao, from the series The Tôkaidô Road: One Look Worth a Thousand Ryô (Tôkaidô hitome senryô)

Japanese
1867 (Keiô 3), 2nd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Other artist Utagawa Hiroshige III (Japanese, 1842–1894), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 007-0448

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.40552

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (figure); Yujiba no zu (Picture of the Hotsprings) Hiroshige hitsu (background) 国周筆、湯冶場ノ図広重筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 2 aratame No blockcutter's mark

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