Scenery of the Tôkaidô Road, from Nihonbashi to Arai (Tôkaidô shôkei Nihonbashi yori Arai made)

「東海道勝景従日本橋至荒井」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Sadahide (Japanese, 1807–1873), Publisher Iseya Tôkichi (Daikyôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; H. 36.1 cm (14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.5011.1a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right half of hexaptych.
Mounted in an album of 55 prints with the hand-written title “The Road to the Capital, Spring 1863” (Bunkyû san haru no miyako michi).

MFA impressions: 11.16235VR (11.16235-6, 11.16239-42; complete hexaptych), 11.37395a-c (left half only), 2009.5011.1a-c (right half only)

Signed

Gountei Sadahide ga (on each sheet)

五雲亭貞秀画

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 4 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:亥四改
彫師:なし

Credit Line

Source unidentified