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

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

Marks

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

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

  • 「東海道一ト眼千両 箱根 高師直」四代目中村芝翫
Dimensions
Vertical ôban
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Classification
Prints
Type
Ukiyo-e print; kabuki; fûkei-ga (landscape/cityscape)
Catalogue Raisonné
Waseda db 007-0448
Accession Number
11.40552
Not on view

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