Ishiyakushi, No. 2: (Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as) the Carpenter Yojirô, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi)

「東海道五十三次 石薬師 其二 大工与四郎」 八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T63-45A, p. 152

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.2 x 23.5 cm (13 7/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.43269

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station no. 45.

MFA impressions: 11.43269, 59.1147.70

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Ox 1
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
Printer's mark: Ôkyû
改印:浜、馬込、丑正
彫師:彫竹
刷師:大久

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