A Modern Floating World Bathhouse (Tôsei ukiyo-buro)

「当世浮世風呂」

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 5th month?
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige III (Japanese, 1842–1894)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), fig. 129

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 26.3 cm (14 1/8 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.42115

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right half of incomplete diptych.

Signed

(Utashige hitsu, on left sheet)

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher's mark
改印:なし
彫師:なし
版元:なし

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