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Okazaki: Yahagi River and Yahagi Bridge (Yahagigawa, Yahagi no hashi); Jôruri-hime and Ushiwakamaru (Yoshitsune), from the series The Fifty-three Stations [of the Tôkaidô Road] by Two Brushes (Sôhitsu gojûsan tsugi)

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No. 39 in the series. MFA impressions: 00.1836 (later edition with green background, creped), 11.36763.42 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 ga (above); Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (below) 広重画、豊国画(年玉枠)


Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 4 Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take 改印: 改、卯四 彫師: 彫竹

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

Japanese, Edo period, 1855 (Ansei 2), 4th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Watanabe, Sôhitsu gojûsan tsugi (2011), #39; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 252, ôban #34.39


Vertical ôban, creped

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Medium or Technique

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