Nawate, between Goyu and Akasaka: (Actor Iwai Hanshirô VII as) Umegawa, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi), here called Tôkaidô

「東海道 御油赤坂間 縄手 梅川」 七代目岩井半四郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tamaya Sôsuke


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T63-36C, p. 143

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.6 x 23.5 cm (13 5/8 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.29405

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station no. 36-37.

MFA impressions: 11.29405, 11.43212, 59.1147.98

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Rat 9
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、馬込、子九
彫師:なし

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: August 3, 1911)

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