Ishibe, from the series The Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road Printed in Color (Tôkaidô saishikizuri gojûsan tsugi)
東海道 彩色摺 五十三次 「いしべ」
about 1804 (Kyôwa 4/Bunka 1)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)
Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 226, vertical koban #2.52
Vertical mameban (1/16 ôban); 9.2 x 6.2 cm (3 5/8 x 2 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 52 in the series. Title and publisher (Tsuruya Kinsuke) given on the wrapper, 11.19947 and 21.10397.
MFA impressions: 11.20262, 21.10392
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection