Deaccessioned October 25, 2012
Seki, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi), also known as the Kyôka Tôkaidô
Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 236, horizontal chûban #24.48
Horizontal chûban; about 19.1 × 25.4 cm (7 1/2 × 10 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
No. 48 in the series.
MFA impressions: 06.829.48, 06.1173, 06.1704, *11.42906 (deaccessioned in 2012), *11.45715 (deaccessioned in 2012), 21.9156
Censor's seal: kiwame
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)
 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