No. 50 - Minakuchi: Rooms at the Inn (Ryotei zashiki no zu), from the series The Tôkaidô Road - The Fifty-three Stations (Tôkaidô - Gojûsan tsugi no uchi)

「東海道 五十 五十三次之内 水口 旅亭座敷の図」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1850–51 (Kaei 3–4)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 236, horizontal chûban #23.50

Dimensions

Horizontal chûban; 17.5 x 23.4 cm (6 7/8 x 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.9099

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station no. 51 in the usual order. Since Shimada (no. 24) and Kanaya (no. 25) are combined in one design in this series, all numbers from 25 on are one less than the usual number for that station.

MFA impressions: 06.1752, 11.26167, 21.9099, 2009.5010.49

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、村田
彫師:なし

Provenance

November 1912, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection