Procession Crossing over a Pontoon Bridge on the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi funabashi kakewatari gyôretsu no zu)

「東海道五十三次之内船橋掛渡行列之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 3rd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Izutsuya Shôkichi, Japanese, Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asai, Kinsei nishiki-e sesôshi 1 (1935), pp. 60-1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41770a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.41770a-c, 2009.5011.20a-c

Signed

Ichiôsai Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right sheet), Kunichika ga (on center sheet), Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on left sheet)

一鴬斎国周画(年玉枠) 国周画 国周画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 3 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Katada Hori Chô (on right sheet), Hori Chô (on left sheet)

改印:亥三改
彫師:片田彫長 彫長

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