Seki in Ise Province: The Love of the Nurse (Menoto no on'ai), from the series Calligraphy and Pictures for the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Shoga gojûsan eki)
「書画五拾三駅 伊勢 関 乳人之恩愛」
Vertical ôban; 35.7 × 23.7 cm (14 1/16 × 9 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 48 in the series.
The story of Nurse Masaoka in the kabuki play Meiboku Sendai Hagi.
Yoshitora ga, Môsai ga
Censor's seal: Water Monkey (Jinshin, mizunoe saru) 10
No blockcutter's mark
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