Procession on the Tôkaidô Road, with a Chart of the Highway from Osaka to Edo [Used as a title page for an album of the later series Fifty-three Stations of the Fan [of the Tôkaidô Road] (Suehiro gojûsan tsugi)]

大阪から江戸まで街道の図、大名行列 (末廣五十三次の画帖と一緒に)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 4th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Izutsuya Shôkichi, Japanese, Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.29506.1

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Used as a title page for the series Fifty-three Stations of the Fan [of the Tôkaidô Road] (Suehiro gojûsan tsugi), although in fact this print was published two years earlier. Complete set of 55 prints plus title page, mounted in album: 11.29506.1-56

Signed

Ichiôsai Kunichika ga

一鴬斎国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 4 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô

改印:亥四改
彫師:片田彫長

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: August 3, 1911)

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