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Title page, first edition, from the series Scenes of Famous Places along the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô meisho fûkei), also known as the Processional Tôkaidô (Gyôretsu Tôkaidô)

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MFA impressions: First edition (155 sheets by 15 artists): 11.20222, 11.29502, 11.44835, 2009.5009.1 Second edition (162 sheets by 16 artists): 11.25901

Signed

Artists (gakô): Ichiyôsai Toyokuni, Ichiryûsai Hiroshige, Ichimôsai Yoshitora, Ichijusai Kunisada, Ichiransai Kunitsuna, Ichiôsai Kunichika, Isshôsai Yoshimune, Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi, Ichieisai Yoshitsuya, Monjin Tsuyanaga (Enchô), Ikkôsai Yoshimori, Gyokuransai Sadahide, Isshinsai Yoshikata, Ikkeisai Yoshiiku, Kyôsai Tôiku 画工 一陽斎豊国、一立斎広重、一猛斎芳虎、一寿斎国貞、一蘭斎国綱、一鴬斎国周、一松斎芳宗、一魁斎芳年、一英斎芳艶、門人艶長、一光斎芳盛、玉蘭斎貞秀、一震斎芳形、一恵斎芳幾、狂斎洞郁

Marks

No censor's seal 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)

Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, "When the Shogun...," Andon 81 (2007), # A; Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #18-1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.44835

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints