Kusatsu: Strange Rocks in the Collection of Old Master Oda Sekitei (Oda Sekitei ô shozô kiseki), cut from sheet 14 of the series Cutouts for the Fifty-three Stations (Gojûsan tsugi harimaze), aka Cutout Pictures of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô harimaze zue)

五十三次張交 十四 「草津 小田石亭翁所蔵奇石」

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Japanese Woodblock Prints (2010), p. 210 (uncut sheet); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 252, ôban #23.14; Tanba 1965, #477 (uncut sheet)

Dimensions

Harimaze, cut from vertical ôban sheet; 14.8 × 17.2 cm (5 13/16 × 6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.38694

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a sheet of three pictures showing Kusatsu, Ôtsu, and Kyoto stations.
MFA impressions: 21.8724 (Kyoto), 11.38694 (Kusatsu)

Signed

(this picture unsigned)

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