No. 27, Kakegawa: Fording the Forty-eight Rapids on the Akiba Road (Kakegawa, Akiba michi shijûhachi segoe), from the series Famous Sights of the Fifty-three Stations (Gojûsan tsugi meisho zue), also known as the Vertical Tôkaidô

「五十三次名所図会 二十七 懸川 秋葉道四十八瀬越」

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 252, ôban #24.27

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 25.4 cm (14 5/8 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

00.1186

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1186, 11.16912, 11.30277

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu

広重筆

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 7
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、卯七
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock