Shôno: Actor Sawamura Tanosuke III as Koshimoto Chidori, from the series The Tôkaidô Road: One Look Worth a Thousand Ryô (Tôkaidô hitome senryô)
Waseda db 007-0443
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Kunichika hitsu; Hiroshige hitsu 国周筆、広重筆
No censor's seal Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Eisuke ?
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:  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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection