Odawara: The Sakawa River (Odawara, Sakawagawa), second (?) 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; 24.4 x 35.9 cm (9 5/8 x 14 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.17302

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, second (?) state, with five figures on the near bank and rounded mountains.

MFA impressions of the Odawara design:
First (?) state (two figures on near bank, Strange #10):
06.1495, 11.17260, 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 (combined with publisher's mark)
改印:極

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