Sakanoshita: Actor Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Kanô Motonobu, from the series The Tôkaidô Road: One Look Worth a Thousand Ryô (Tôkaidô hitome senryô)

「東海道一ト眼千両 坂の下 狩野元信」 初代河原崎権十郎

Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 3rd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Other artist Utagawa Hiroshige III (Japanese, 1842–1894), Publisher Maruya Tetsujirô (Enjudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 007-0437


Vertical ôban

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings




Kunichika hitsu; Hiroshige ga 国周筆、広重画


Censor's seal: Hare 3 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô 改印:卯三改 彫師:片田彫長


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