Okitsu, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi)

「東海道五十三次 興津」

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6)
Artist Utagawa Yoshikazu (Japanese, active 1848–1870), Publisher Tsutaya Umejirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 10.7 x 17 cm (4 3/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45849.10

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station no. 18.

Album containing 46 prints from the same series (of 55?): 11.45849.1-.46

The album includes the stations from No. 5, Hodogaya, to No. 52, Ishibe, but missing Nos. 14 and 16, Hara and Kanbara (and with Nos. 13 and 15, Numazu and Yoshiwara, catalogued out of order). Numazu and Yoshiwara, now numbered 11.45849.45 and .46, are actually located between 11.45849.8 and .9 in the album.

Signed

Yoshikazu ga
芳員画

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
改印:なし
彫師:なし

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: January 19, 2005)

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