Yabunoshita, between Ôtsu and Kyoto: (Actor Iwai Kumesaburô III, later Iwai Hanshirô VIII, as) Seigen, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi)

「東海道五拾三次の内 大津京間 藪の下 清玄」 三代目岩井粂三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kazusaya Iwazô (Iwakichi) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T63-54E, p. 159; Kokubungaku kenkyû shiryôkan, ed., Zusetsu mitate to yatsushi (2008), p. 101, cat. no. 93

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.4 x 24.8 cm (13 9/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

59.1147.140

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station no. 54-55.

MFA impressions: 11.43226, 59.1147.140

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Ox 2
No blockcutter's mark
改印:福、村松、丑二
彫師:なし

Provenance

Gift from estate of James J. Higginson through Mrs. Charles Jackson, March 26, 1959.

Credit Line

Gift of James J. Higginson