Kanagawa Station (Kanagawa eki): (Actor Ichikawa Ebizô V as) Ferryman (Watashimori) Tonbei, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi)

「東海道五十三次の内 神奈川駅 渡守頓兵衛」 五代目市川海老蔵

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T63-04, pp. 117, 119; Kokubungaku kenkyû shiryôkan, ed., Zusetsu mitate to yatsushi (2008), p. 97, cat. no. 88; Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #66

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

59.1147.7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station no. 04.

MFA impressions: 11.29407, 11.29430, 11.29442, 11.29525.33, 11.43304, 59.1147.7

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