Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom at Nippori (Sakari-chû Nippo no sato), from the series Famous Places in Tokyo (Tôkyô meisho zue)

「東京名勝図会 盛中 日暮の里」

Japanese
Meiji era
1868–70 (Meiji 1–3)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige III (Japanese, 1842–1894), Publisher Maruya Tetsujirô (Enjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.45391.46

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

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark

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