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Tsuchiyama: (Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV as) Akogi Heiji, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi)

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Station no. 50. MFA impressions: 11.29443, 11.29524.29, 11.29525.38, 11.43276, 59.1147.77 From a partially bound album of prints: 11.29524.1-33

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche 豊国画(年玉枠)

Marks

Censors' seals: Magome, Hama, Rat 5 Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino 改印: 馬込、浜、子五 彫師: 彫巳の

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: August 3, 1911) 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), 5th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 7, Musee Guimet II (1990), fig. 56

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35 x 25 cm (13 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.29524.29

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints