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Okitsu: Scenery of Tago Bay (Tago no ura fûkei), from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)

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Station 18, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi. MFA impressions: 11.30310, 11.45385.18

Inscription

田子の浦風景 興津の海浜塩竈の辺より津々浦々に小名あれども昔はおしなべて田子の浦と唱ふ 見わたせば名にしあふ富士の高根愛鷹山薩た山興津川の流れ清見か関清見寺三保か嶋々其餘の眺望あげてかぞへかたく実に東海一の勝地といふへし 田子の浦に打出て見れば白妙のふしの高根に雪はふりつつ 山辺赤人

Signed

Hiroshige ga 広重画

Marks

Censor's seal: Mura

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1845–46 (Kôka 2–3)

Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.18; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #43.06

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 23.5 cm (14 3/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.30310

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints