Kanagawa Station: The Tomb of Urashima (Kanagawa no eki, Urashima-zuka), from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)

「東海道五十三対 神奈川の駅 浦島づか」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845–46 (Kôka 2–3)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Enshûya Matabei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T78-04; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.4

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 25 cm (14 5/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.30433

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station 04, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

MFA impressions: 11.22420, 11.30433, 11.45385.4

Inscription

浦島づか
 雄略天皇の御時、丹後国に浦島子というあり ある日独小舟に乗りて海上に釣りし時霊亀顕れ彼の亀に乗り龍の都へ至りぬ 日を送りて家に帰らんと思い此事を神女に告けけれは神女別れを恋慕ふといへとも止らづ 終に別れとなりかたみに玉匣をもらひて喜び古郷へ帰りしに数百歳を経て七とせの孫に逢ひしとかや

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni ga
応需豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: Mura
No blockcutter's mark
改印: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