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The Toyoda Restaurant: (Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV as) Mashiba Hisayoshi, from the series Famous Restaurants of the Eastern Capital (Tôto kômei kaiseki zukushi)

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MFA impressions: 11.30521, 11.45094


Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on portrait); Hiroshige (on inset) 豊国画(年玉枠)、広重


Censors' seals: Murata, Kinugasa, Rat 12 Artist's seal: Hiro


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, 1852 (Kaei 5), 12th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #8.37, pl. 73; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #48.38


Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 25.2 cm (14 7/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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