Kyoto, No. 2 (Kyô ni): (Actor Onoe Kikugorô III as) Mashiba Hisayoshi, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi)

「東海道五拾三次の内 京二 真柴久吉」 三代目尾上菊五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T63-55A, p. 160; Osaka Castle Museum, Mitate no sekai (exh. cat., 2004), #20; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 7, Musee Guimet II (1990), fig. 46

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

59.1147.84

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

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, (Murata), Rat 8
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:衣笠、村田、子八
彫師:彫竹

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of James J. Higginson