Myôjô Cliff on the Kiso River at Miyanokoshi Station (Miyanokoshi, Kisogawa no Myôjô-iwa): Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Akatsuki Hoshigorô, from the series The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô Road (Kisokaidô rokujûkyû eki)

「木曽六十九駅 宮越 木曽川ノ明星岩 暁星五郎」 八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Minokichi (Hori Mino) (Japanese, 1833–1906)


Catalogue Raisonné

Gifu-ken Hakubutsukan, Shichidaime Danjûrô to Kunisada, Kuniyoshi (2001), #110-37

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 24.6 cm (13 15/16 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42722

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.29277, 11.42722

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Rat 10
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino

改印:福、村松、子十
彫師:彫巳の

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