Kewaizaka, between Hiratsuka and Ôiso: (Actor Seki Sanjûrô II as) Oniô, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi), here called Tôkaidô

「東海道五十三次之内 平塚大礒間 化粧坂 鬼王」 二代目関三十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamazakiya Seishichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T63-08D, p. 123; Tamba (Tanba), Ukiyo-e Edo kara Hakone made (1963), #218 (identifies actor as Seki Sanjurô II)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35 x 25 cm (13 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.29524.8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station no. 08-09.

MFA impressions: 11.29524.8, 11.43291, 59.1147.123

From a partially bound album of prints: 11.29524.1-33

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 12
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Takichi
改印:衣笠、村田、子十二
彫師:彫多吉

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