Rokugô Ferry (Rokugô watashi), between Shinagawa and Kawasaki: (Actor Onoe Kikugorô III as) Hirai Gonpachi, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi)

「東海道五十三次之内 品川川崎間六合渡シ 平井権八」 三代目尾上菊五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sumiyoshiya Masagorô, Blockcutter Sugawa Sennosuke (Hori Sennosuke) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T63-02D, p. 117; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 7, Musee Guimet II (1990), fig. 59

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 25.2 cm (14 7/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43301

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station no. 02-03.

MFA impressions: 11.29435, 11.29524.2, 11.43301, 59.1147.88

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Rat 9
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Sennosuke
改印:浜、馬込、子九
彫師:彫千之助

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