Shôno: (Actor Bandô Hikosaburô IV as) Nakano Fujibei, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi)

「東海道五拾三次の内 庄野 中野藤兵衛」 四代目坂東彦三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sumiyoshiya Masagorô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T63-46, p. 154; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 7, Musee Guimet II (1990), fig. 62

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.4 x 24.8 cm (13 9/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

59.1147.71

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station no. 46.

MFA impressions: 11.29453, 11.29525.26, 11.43270, 59.1147.71

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Rat 5
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Takejirô
改印:浜、馬込、子五
彫師:彫工竹次郎

Provenance

Gift from estate of James J. Higginson through Mrs. Charles Jackson, March 26, 1959.

Credit Line

Gift of James J. Higginson