Hakone Station, no. 2 (Hakone eki sono ni): (Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV as) Shimobe Fudesuke, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi)

「東海道五十三次ノ内 箱根駅 其二 下部筆助」 四代中村歌右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T63-11A, pp. 125, 126

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.4 x 24.8 cm (13 9/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

59.1147.40

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station no. 11.

MFA impressions: 11.29066, 11.29397, 11.29479, 11.29524.26, 11.43318, 59.1147.40
Forms a diptych with: 11.29425, 11.29472, 11.29525.8, 11.43316, 11.43317, 59.1147.39

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Rat 9
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:浜、馬込、子九
彫師:彫竹

Provenance

Gift from estate of James J. Higginson through Mrs. Charles Jackson, March 26, 1959.

Credit Line

Gift of James J. Higginson