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Shimada Station: The Ôi River (Shimada no eki Ôigawa), from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)

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Station 24, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.Sumô wrestler Koyanagi being carried across the Ôi River. MFA impressions: 11.22413, 11.39665, 11.45385.24

Inscription

大井川  大井川にて 河霧や  百万石を 浪の上    湘夕

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni ga 応需豊国画

Marks

Censor's seal: Mura(ta)

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

Mueller et al., Competition and Collaboration (2007), #148; Bickford, Sumo and the Woodblock Print Masters (1994), pl. 51; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.24

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.5 cm (14 1/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45385.24

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints