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View of Fujikawa (Fujikawa no zu), from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi)

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No. 38 in the series, with background based on Hiroshige's design for the First Tokaido. MFA impressions: 11.21057, 11.22288, 11.43148

Signed

Ôju Kunisada ga 応需国貞画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

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 1838 (Tenpô 9)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.7 x 18.6 cm (10 1/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43148

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints