Kanagawa, from the series Human-interest Views of the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi jinbutsushi)

「東海道五十三次人物志 神奈川」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1850 (Kaei 3)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Suzuki 1992, #46

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.6 x 37.6 cm (10 1/16 x 14 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.16015

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 4 in the series.

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi hitsu

一勇斎国芳筆

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: kiri

改印:衣笠、吉村
彫師:なし

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: August 3, 1911)

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