The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers and the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô: The Ôi River Crossing (Chûshingura gojûsan eki no uchi Ôikawa zu)

「忠臣蔵五十三駅之内大井川図」

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.7 × 74.2 cm (14 7/16 × 29 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1329a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1329a-c, 11.41149a-c

Signed

Yoshiiku ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right and center sheets), Ikkeisai Yoshiiku ga, in toshidama cartouche (on left sheet)
芳幾画(年玉枠) 一蕙斎芳幾画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 10 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Horikô Koizumi Kane (right sheet), Hori Kane (left sheet)
改印:酉十改
彫師:彫兼

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock