Hodogaya: (Actor Bandô Shûka I as) the Concubine Okaru, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi)

「東海道五十三次の内 程ヶ谷駅 妃おかる」 初代坂東しうか

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T63-05, p. 120

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

59.1147.9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station no. 05.

MFA impressions: 11.29429, 11.29447, 11.29525.29, 11.43306, 11.45322, 59.1147.9

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Rat 3
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

改印:米良、渡辺、子三
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