Yoshiwara: (Actor Arashi Rikan III as) Tonase, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi)

「東海道五十三次乃内 吉原 となせ」 三代嵐璃寛

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Izutsuya Shôkichi, Japanese, Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T63-15, p. 131; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 7, Musee Guimet II (1990), fig. 52

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

59.1147.46

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station no. 15.

MFA impressions: 11.29064, 11.29421, 11.29486, 11.43324, 11.43325, 59.1147.46
Forms a diptych with 11.29485, 11.29525.40, 11.43326, 59.1147.47

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Rat 3
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
Printer's mark: Suri
改印:米良、渡辺、子三
彫師:彫竹
摺師:摺大久

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of James J. Higginson