Okazaki: Yahagi River and Yahagi Bridge (Yahagigawa, Yahagi no hashi); Jôruri-hime and Ushiwakamaru (Yoshitsune), from the series The Fifty-three Stations [of the Tôkaidô Road] by Two Brushes (Sôhitsu gojûsan tsugi)

「双筆五十三次 岡崎 矢矧川 やはきのはし」 目録:「浄瑠璃姫」

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T79-39; Watanabe, Sôhitsu gojûsan tsugi (2011), #39; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 252, ôban #34.39

Dimensions

Vertical ôban, creped; 21.1 x 15.1 cm (8 5/16 x 5 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1836

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 39 in the series.

MFA impressions: 00.1836 (later edition with green background, creped), 11.36763.42

Landscapes by Hiroshige, figures by Kunisada I (Toyokuni III). The subtitles of the landscapes, if present, appear on the individual prints; the subtitles referring to the figures are found only on the title page for the series, 11.36763.3 .
Album of all 55 prints in the series, plus cover slip, title page, and hand-written preface and colophon: 11.36763.1-59

Signed

Hiroshige ga (above); Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (below)
広重画、豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 4
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:改、卯四
彫師:彫竹

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock