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Mount Hiei (Hieizan), from the series Scenes of Famous Places along the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô meisho fûkei), also known as the Processional Tôkaidô (Gyôretsu Tôkaidô), here called Tôkaidô meisho no uchi

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MFA impressions: 11.16341, 11.21844, 11.44734, 11.44770, 2009.5009.124

Signed

Ôju Seisei Chikamaro 応需惺々周麿

Marks

Censor's seal: Boar 6 aratame No blockcutter's mark

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, 1863 (Bunkyû 3), 6th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, "When the Shogun...," Andon 81 (2007), #54A (124); Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #18-122

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 26 cm (14 1/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.44770

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints