Shimada Station: The Ôi River (Shimada no eki Ôigawa), from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)
Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T78-24; Mueller et al., Competition and Collaboration (2007), #148; Bickford, Sumo and the Woodblock Print Masters (1994), pl. 51; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.24
Vertical ôban; 35.3 x 23 cm (13 7/8 x 9 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Station 24, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi. Sumô wrestler Koyanagi being carried across the Ôi River.
MFA impressions: 11.22413, 11.39665, 11.45385.24
Ôju Toyokuni ga
Censor's seal: Mura
No blockcutter's mark
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 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