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Mishima: Entrance to Mishima Station (Mishima eki iriguchi); Actor Bandô Shûka I as Mishima no Osen, with an unidentified actor, from the series The Fifty-three Stations [of the Tôkaidô Road] by Two Brushes (Sôhitsu gojûsan tsugi)

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No. 12 in the series. 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, 11.36763.3 . Album of all 55 prints in the...

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Signed

Hiroshige ga (above); Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (below) 広重画、豊国画(年玉枠)

Marks

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 8 Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

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: January 19, 2005) 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, 1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 8th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Watanabe, Sôhitsu gojûsan tsugi (2011), #12; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 252, ôban #34.12

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.7 x 23.9 cm (13 11/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36763.15

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

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