Nihonbashi: Daimyô Procession Setting Out (Nihonbashi, gyôretsu furidashi), from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi), also known as the First Tôkaidô or Great Tôkaidô

「東海道五十三次之内 日本橋 行列振出」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 245, horizontal ôban #55.01, variant

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.7 x 36.4 cm (9 3/4 x 14 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.53.150

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 01 in the series, second version; published by Hôeidô alone. This impression lacks the subtitle.

MFA impressions:
First version: 06.2553, 11.23079, 11.30185, 11.42902, 21.5088, 21.5089
Second version: *11.17298 (deaccessioned in 2012), *11.17299 (deaccessioned in 2012), 11.26097, 21.5087, 2009.2411.1, RES.53.150

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame (combined with publisher's mark)
改印:極

Provenance

1953, gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 10, 1953)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse in memory of Charles J. Morse