Cherry Blossoms at Night in the Yoshiwara (Yoshiwara yozakura no zu), from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tôto meisho)

「東都名所 吉原夜桜ノ図」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1835–38 (Tenpô 6–9)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #55.15, pl. 779; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 244, horizontal ôban #65.15; Matsuki 1939, #40

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.7 x 36.5 cm (9 11/16 x 14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.24940

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.1483, 11.24940, 21.9898, 2009.5007.10

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

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: 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