Nihonbashi: Daimyô Procession Setting Out (Nihonbashi, gyôretsu furidashi), from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi), also known as the First Tôkaidô or Great Tôkaidô

「東海道五十三次之内 日本橋 行列振出」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 245, horizontal ôban #55.01, variant

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 22.9 x 35.3 cm (9 x 13 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.5087

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 01 in the series, second state, with altered subtitle; published by Hôeidô alone.

MFA impressions:
First version: 06.2553, 11.23079, 11.30185, 11.42902, 21.5088, 21.5089
Second version: *11.17298 (deaccessioned in 2012), *11.17299 (deaccessioned in 2012), 11.26097, 21.5087, 2009.2411.1, RES.53.150

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame (combined with publisher's mark)
改印:極

Provenance

July 1914, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection