Yokkaichi: (Actor Ichikawa Ebizô V as) Akaborimura Mizuemon; Shôno: Famous Roasted Rice (Meibutsu yakigome); Ishiyakushi: Historical Site Associated with the Poet Akahito (Akahito no koseki), from the series Famous Places and Historical Sites of the Tokai

「東海道五十三次 名所古跡三宿続」 「庄野 名物焼米」 「石薬師 赤人の古跡」 「四日市 赤堀村水右衛門」 五代目市川海老蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 9th month
Other artist Utagawa Yoshinobu (Japanese, 1838–1890)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.6 x 24.7 cm (13 5/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.42952

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on Yokkaichi, below); Daiji ga (on Shôno, top right); Yoshinobu ga (on Ishiyakushi, top left)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Rat 9
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Takichi
改印:浜、馬込、子九
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