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Six Stations: Maisaka, Arai, Shirasuka, Futakawa, Yoshida, and Goyu, from the series Famous Views of the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan eki rokushuku meisho)

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Sheet 8 of 12. MFA impressions: 11.22956, 11.30209, 11.30212, 1989.675

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi shukuzu (sketched by Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi; in right margin, cut off of this impression) (一勇斎国芳縮図)

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame (in right margin, cut off of this impression) (改印: 極)

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 1830–35 (Tenpô 1–6)

Catalogue Raisonné

Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #86; Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #213

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.5 x 35.6 cm (9 5/8 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

11.30209

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints