No. 55, Kôdo: Cormorant Fishing Boats on the Nagae River (Kôdo, Nagaegawa ukaibune), from the series The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô Road, here called The Stations of the Kiso Road (Kisoji no eki)
「岐阻路ノ駅 河渡 長柄川鵜飼船」
about 1835–38 (Tenpô 6–9)
Artist Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848)
Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 246, horizontal ôban #33.55; Genshoku Ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 8 (1981), #320; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #2486; Ukiyo-e taisei 10 (1930), #380
Horizontal ôban; 24 x 35.8 cm (9 7/16 x 14 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.25655, 11.25656, 21.4820, 21.4821
No publisher’s mark on this impression.
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection