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Sakanoshita: The Origin of the Suzuka Shrine on Mount Suzuka (Suzukayama Suzuka no jinja no yurai), from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)

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Station 49, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi. MFA impressions: 11.30321, 11.39971, 11.45385.49

Inscription

すすか山鈴鹿の神社の由来  昔天智天皇の皇弟皇子 大友の乱をさけ此すずか山にわけ入給ふに 柴の庵に壱人の翁あり 皇弟ここに宿し給ふ 翁つくづくと見奉り 君は王位龍顔顕れまします われにひとりの姫あり 君に相ならふて相貴し とて皇弟に奉る 則最愛あつて 我は浄見原親王也 とてしばらく此家に忍ひ給ふ 翁誠心を尽くし 位奉り後大友を亡し位に即給ふ 天武天皇是也 鈴鹿の社は此翁を祭ると云

Signed

Hiroshige ga 広重画

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, about 1845–46 (Kôka 2–3)

Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.50; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #43.18

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.39971

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints