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Ishiyakushi: Distant View of Takatomizan (Takatomizan enkei); Actor Ichikawa Omezô I (?) as Benkei, from the series The Fifty-three Stations [of the Tôkaidô Road] by Two Brushes (Sôhitsu gojûsan tsugi)

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No. 45 in the series. MFA impressions: 00.1834 (later edition with green background, creped), 11.36763.48 Landscapes by Hiroshige, figures by Kunisada I (Toyokuni III). The subtitles of the landscapes, if present, appear on the individual prints; the subtitles referring to the figures are...

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Hiroshige hitsu (above); Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (below) 広重筆、豊国画(年玉枠)


Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 8 No blockcutter's mark

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

Japanese, Edo period, 1855 (Ansei 2), 8th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Watanabe, Sôhitsu gojûsan tsugi (2011), #45; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 252, ôban #34.45


Vertical ôban, creped

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Medium or Technique

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