Narumi: (Actor Matsumoto Kôshirô V as) Matagorô's Mother (Haha) Narumi (R) and Miya: (Actor Nakamura Fukusuke I as) Kagekiyo (L), from the chûban series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi)

「東海道五十三次の内 鳴海 又五郎母なるみ」五代目松本幸四郎 「東海道五十三次の内 宮 景清」初代中村福助

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #s T65-41 (R) and T65-42 (L), pp. 187, 188

Dimensions

Two vertical yotsugiri designs on uncut horizontal chûban sheet; 17.8 x 24.7 cm (7 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.45397.6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Rat 11
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take (on right design)
改印:米良、渡辺、子十一
彫師:彫竹

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