Kawasaki: The Rokugô Ferry (Kawasaki, Rokugô watashibune), first version, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi), also known as the First Tôkaidô or Great Tôkaidô

「東海道五十三次之内 川崎 六郷渡船」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 245, horizontal ôban #55.03

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24 x 36.3 cm (9 7/16 x 14 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5095

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 03 in the series, first version; co-published by Hôeidô and Senkakudô.

MFA impressions:
First version: 06.1342, 11.2154, 11.23081, 11.30186, 11.38937, 11.41823, 21.5092, 21.5095, 2009.2411.3; deaccessioned in 2012: *11.17431 (creped)
Second version: 11.26099, 21.5093, 21.5094; deaccessioned in 2012: *11.17419, *11.17420, *11.17421

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: (kiwame; in left margin, cut off of this impression)
改印:(極)

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection