Kawasaki: (Actor Iwai Hanshirô V as) Shirai Gonpachi, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi)
「東海道五十三次の内 川崎駅 白井権八」 五代目岩井半四郎
1852 (Kaei 5), intercalary 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)
Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T63-03, pp. 116, 118; Osaka Castle Museum, Mitate no sekai (exh. cat., 2004), #11
Vertical ôban; 35.2 x 24.4 cm (13 7/8 x 9 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Station no. 03.
MFA impressions: 11.29431, 11.29434, 11.29525.36, 11.43303, 59.1147.6
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Rat intercalary
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection