Odawara: The Sakawa River (Odawara, Sakawagawa), first (?) state, 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 小田原 酒匂川」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 245, horizontal ôban #55.10

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.7 x 37.1 cm (9 3/4 x 14 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.5012

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 10 in the series, first (?) state, with two figures on the near bank.

MFA impressions of the Odawara design:
First (?) state (two figures on near bank, Strange #10):
06.1495, *11.17260 (deaccessioned in 2012), 11.23085, 11.26104, 11.30190, 21.5012, 2009.2411.10
Second (?) state (five figures on near bank, rounded mountains, Strange #10b):
11.17302, 11.30189, 21.5022
Third (?) state (five figures on near bank, pointed mountains, Strange #10c):
06.1419, 11.17301, 21.5021
Fake based on second and/or third state (Strange #10a):
11.2139, 11.26105, 21.5020

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection