Okitsu: Scenery of Tago Bay (Tago no ura fûkei), from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)

「東海道五十三対 興津 田子の浦風景」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845–46 (Kôka 2–3)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Enshûya Matabei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T78-18; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.18; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #43.06

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.5 cm (14 1/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45385.18

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station 18, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

MFA impressions: 11.30310, 11.45385.18

Inscription

田子の浦風景
興津の海浜塩竈の辺より津々浦々に小名あれども昔はおしなべて田子の浦と唱ふ 見わたせば名にしあふ富士の高根愛鷹山薩た山興津川の流れ清見か関清見寺三保か嶋々其餘の眺望あげてかぞへかたく実に東海一の勝地といふへし
田子の浦に打出て見れば白妙のふしの高根に雪はふりつつ 山辺赤人

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Mura
No blockcutter's mark
改印:村
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