Okazaki: (Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV as) Masaemon, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi)

「東海道五十三次の内 岡崎駅 政右衛門」 四代目中村歌右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T63-39, pp. 149, 162

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.4 x 24.8 cm (13 9/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

59.1147.61

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station no. 39.

MFA impressions: 11.22346, 11.29392, 11.29524.20, 11.29611, 11.29471, 11.43262, 59.1147.61
Forms a diptych with: 11.22347, 11.29393, 11.29406, 11.29470, 11.29615, 11.43263, 59.1147.62

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Rat 5
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

改印:浜、馬込、子五
彫師:彫竹

Provenance

Gift from estate of James J. Higginson through Mrs. Charles Jackson, March 26, 1959.

Credit Line

Gift of James J. Higginson