Ishiyakushi: Distant View of Takatomizan (Takatomizan enkei); Actor Ichikawa Omezô I (?) as Benkei, from the series The Fifty-three Stations [of the Tôkaidô Road] by Two Brushes (Sôhitsu gojûsan tsugi)

「双筆五十三次 石薬師 高富士遠景」 目録:「弁慶」初代市川男女蔵ヵ

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T79-45; Watanabe, Sôhitsu gojûsan tsugi (2011), #45; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 252, ôban #34.45

Dimensions

Vertical ôban, creped; 21.9 x 15.3 cm (8 5/8 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

00.1834

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 45 in the series.

MFA impressions: 00.1834 (later edition with green background, creped), 11.36763.48

Landscapes by Hiroshige, figures by Kunisada I (Toyokuni III). The subtitles of the landscapes, if present, appear on the individual prints; the subtitles referring to the figures are found only on the title page for the series, 11.36763.3 .
Album of all 55 prints in the series, plus cover slip, title page, and hand-written preface and colophon: 11.36763.1-59

Takatomizan is the alternate name of the temple Ishiyakushi-dera.
 和泉屋市兵衛版の大判錦絵を縮緬絵にしたもの。「双筆五十三次」は丸屋久四郎版もあり。

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu (above); Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (below)
広重筆、豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 8
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、卯八
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock