Kata Bay in Kii Province (Kishû Kata no ura), from the series Scenes of Famous Places along the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô meisho fûkei), also known as the Processional Tôkaidô (Gyôretsu Tôkaidô), here called Tôkaidô meisho no uchi

「東海道名所之内 紀州 加太浦」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu) (Japanese, 1826–1869), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, "When the Shogun...," Andon 81 (2007), #69A (155); Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #18-157

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 24 cm (14 3/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44915

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.16831, 11.44726, 11.44915, 2009.5009.154

Signed

Hiroshige ga

広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 6 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô

改印:亥六改
彫師:片田彫長

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