No. 52, Ishibe: Signs of Spring (Haru no kage), from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan eki)

「東海道五拾三驛 石部 春の景 五十二」

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu) (Japanese, 1826–1869)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #15-52 (a slightly different design for this station)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.6 x 18.4 cm (10 1/16 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.20707

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Similar, but not the same as the design for this station in the Kubo collection.

Signed

Risshô ga
立祥画

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