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Sakanoshita: The Brush-discarding Mountain and the Eighty Rapids (Fudesute-yama, Yaso segawa): Actor Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Akogi no Heiji versus Hirogawara Jirozô, from the series The Fifty-three Stations [of the Tôkaidô Road] by Two Brushes (Sôhitsu g

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No. 49 in the series. MFA impressions: 11.36763.52, 49.671 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 found only on the title page for the series,...

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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, Snake 4 No blockcutter's mark

Credit Line

Gift of L. Aaron Lebowich

Japanese, Edo period, 1857 (Ansei 4), 4th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Watanabe, Sôhitsu gojûsan tsugi (2011), #49; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 252, ôban #34.49


Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 24.7 cm (14 7/16 x 9 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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