Kyoto (Kyô): (Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV as) Ishikawa Goemon, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi)

「東海道五拾三次之内 京 石川五右衛門」 四代目中村歌右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 6th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Hinohara, Utagawa Kunisada (Ôta Mus., 2016), p. 89; Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T63-55, p. 160; Osaka Castle Museum, Mitate no sekai (exh. cat., 2004), #21

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.4 x 24.8 cm (13 9/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

59.1147.85

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station no. 55.

MFA impressions: 11.29383, 11.29386, 11.43227, 11.45320, 59.1147.85
Forms a diptych with: 11.29384, 11.29389, 11.43283, 59.1147.84

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Rat 6
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino
改印:福、村松、子六
彫師:彫巳の

Provenance

Gift from estate of James J. Higginson through Mrs. Charles Jackson, March 26, 1959.

Credit Line

Gift of James J. Higginson