Scenery of the Tôkaidô Road in a Single Glance, from Shirasuka to Kyoto (Tôkaidô shôkei Shirasuka yori Kyôto made ichiran)

「東海道勝景従白須賀京都追一覧」

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


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 × 70.9 cm (14 × 27 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37395a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left half of an incomplete hexaptych.

MFA impressions: 11.16235VR (11.16235-6, 11.16239-42; complete hexaptych), 11.37395a-c (left half only), 11.37411a-b (two right sheets 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

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