Satsuma Province: Bô Bay, The Two-sword Rocks (Satsuma, Bô no ura, Sôkenseki), from the series Famous Places in the Sixty-odd Provinces [of Japan] ([Dai Nihon] Rokujûyoshû meisho zue)

「六十余州名所図絵 薩摩 坊ノ浦 双剣石」

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Koshimuraya Heisuke (Koshihei) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 249, ôban #64.30

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.4 cm (14 9/16 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.26264

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 67 (Saikaidô group) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.17079, 11.26264, RES.53.185

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu

広重筆

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 3
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

改印:改、辰三
彫師:彫竹

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