Seki: Early Departure of a Daimyô (Seki, honjin hayadachi), 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 関 本陣早立」
about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)
Publisher Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeidô) (Japanese)
Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 245, horizontal ôban #55.48
Horizontal ôban; 24.5 x 35 cm (9 2/3 x 13 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 48 in the series.
MFA impressions: 11.1878, 11.17410, *11.17411 (deaccessioned in 2012), 11.23103, 11.30423, 11.38870, 11.38871, 21.5077, 2009.2411.48
Censor's seal: (kiwame; in left margin, cut off of 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