Seki in Ise Province: The Love of the Nurse (Menoto no on'ai), from the series Calligraphy and Pictures for the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Shoga gojûsan eki)

「書画五拾三駅 伊勢 関 乳人之恩愛」

Japanese
Meiji era
1872 (Meiji 5), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887), Publisher Sawamuraya Seikichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.41475

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 48 in the series.

The story of Nurse Masaoka in the kabuki play Meiboku Sendai Hagi.

Signed

Yoshitora ga, Môsai ga

芳虎画、孟斎画

Markings

Censor's seal: Water Monkey (Jinshin, mizunoe saru) 10
No blockcutter's mark

改印:壬申十
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