Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom at Mukôjima (Mukôjima no hanazakari), from the series Famous Places in Tokyo (Tôkyô meisho zue)

「東京名勝図会 向島の花盛」

Japanese
Meiji era
1869 (Meiji 2), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige III (Japanese, 1842–1894), Publisher Hiranoya Shinzô (Aikindô)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 24.5 cm (14 3/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45391.42

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Album: 11.45391.1-.52

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu

広重筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Snake 1 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:巳正改
彫師: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