Uji, from the series Scenes of Famous Places along the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô meisho fûkei), also known as the Processional Tôkaidô (Gyôretsu Tôkaidô), here called Tôkaidô meisho no uchi

「東海道名所之内 宇治」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 8th month (?)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Kagiya Shôbei (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, "When the Shogun...," Andon 81 (2007), #66 (148); Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #18-142

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 25.4 cm (14 7/16 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.15371

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.15371, 11.15372, 11.44713, 11.44729, 2009.5009.147

Signed

Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche

国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 8 aratame (?)
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ôta Tashichi

改印:亥八改ヵ
彫師:彫太田多七

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: August 3, 1911)

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