Nihonbashi: (Actor Bandô Mitsugorô III as) a Fishmonger (Katsuo-uri), from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi)

「東海道五十三次の内 日本橋 松魚売」 三代目坂東三津五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), intercalary 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take), Printer Ôumiya Hisagorô (Suri Ôhisa) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T63-01, p. 115; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 7, Musee Guimet II (1990), fig. 43

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

59.1147.3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station no. 01.

MFA impressions: *11.22514 (deaccessioned in 2012), 11.29373, 11.29374, 11.29525.4, 11.43298, 59.1147.3

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Rat intercalary
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
Printer's mark: Suri Ô-Hisa
改印:福、村松、子閏
彫師:彫竹
摺師:摺大久

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of James J. Higginson