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Title page, from the series Actors for the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Yakusha mitate Tôkaidô gojûsan eki), also called Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi)

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MFA impressions: 11.29525.1, 11.43297, 59.1147.2 This not-for-sale sheet (possibly given away as a bonus gift when prints were purchased) identifies the actors (some deceased) shown in the 55 sheets of the original series, before the extra designs were added.

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga 一陽斎豊国画

Marks

kinbaibai ("not for sale") seal Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Yokokawa Takejirô Printer's mark: Suriko Ô...kyû...

Provenance

Gift from estate of James J. Higginson through Mrs. Charles Jackson, March 26, 1959.

Credit Line

Gift of James J. Higginson

Japanese, Edo period, 1852 (Kaei 5)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.4 x 24.8 cm (13 9/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

59.1147.2

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints