The Historical Site of the Pontoon Bridge of Sano at Kuragano Styation (Kuragano, Sano funabashi no kyûseki): Actor Iwai Tojaku I as Dote no Oroku, from the series The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô Road (Kisokaidô rokujûkyû eki)

「木曽六十九駅 倉ヶ野 佐野ノ舟橋旧跡 土手のお六」 初代岩井杜若

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamazakiya Seishichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 25.2 cm (14 1/4 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42724

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Rat 10
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Takichi

改印:福、村松、子十
彫師:彫多吉

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