Hiratsuka: Inage Saburô Shigenari, from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)

「東海道五十三対 平塚 稲毛三郎重成」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845–46 (Kôka 2–3)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Iseya Ichibei (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Fusajirô (Horikô Fusajirô, Hori Fusa) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T78-08; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.8; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #43.02

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.5 cm (14 1/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45385.8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station 08, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

MFA impressions: 11.30307, 11.45385.8

Inscription

馬入川は平塚宿の手前にあり 昔は相模川と唱ふ 甲州猿橋より流れて大河也と相伝ふ 建久九年十二月稲毛三郎 相模川に橋供養をいとなむ 右大将頼朝公も行向ひ給ふ 此時水上に悪霊出てくろくも舞下り 雷電霹靂す 頼朝公の乗馬 驚て水中に飛入て忽ち死す 故に馬入川と号(なづく)るよし 俗説に云伝ふ

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Mura
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Fusajirô
改印:村
彫師:彫工房次郎

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