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Nihonbashi: Daimyô Procession Setting Out (Nihonbashi, gyôretsu furidashi), from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi), also known as the First Tôkaidô or Great Tôkaidô

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No. 1 in the series, second version; published by Hôeidô alone. This impression lacks the subtitle. MFA impressions: First version: 06.2553, 11.23079, 11.30185, 11.42902, 21.5088, 21.5089 Second version: 11.17298, 11.17299, 11.26097, 21.5087, RES.53.150, 2009.2411.1

Signed

Hiroshige ga 広重画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

1953, gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 10, 1953)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse in memory of Charles J. Morse

Japanese, Edo period, about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 245, horizontal ôban #55.01, variant

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.7 x 36.4 cm (9 3/4 x 14 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.53.150

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints