Deaccessioned October 25, 2012

Kanagawa: View of the Embankment (Kanagawa, dai no kei), second version, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi), also known as the First Tôkaidô or Great Tôkaidô

「東海道五十三次之内 神奈川 台之景」

Edo period
about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeidô) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 245, horizontal ôban #55.04


Horizontal ôban

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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


Asia, Prints and Drawings



No. 4 in the series, second version, with flatter roofs.
MFA impressions:
First version: 11.23082, 11.25070, 11.26100, 11.38935, 11.38936, 11.45561, 21.5001, 21.5096, 2009.2411.4
Second version: 06.1375, 11.17281, *11.17282 (deaccessioned in 2012), 11.38892, 21.5002


Hiroshige ga



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)

[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