Eitai Bridge (Eitai-bashi): Actors Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Yorikane and Onoe Kikugorô IV as Takao, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji from the Eastern Capital (Tôto Fuji sanjûrokkei)

「東都富士三十六景 永代橋」頼兼 八代目片岡仁左衛門、高尾 四代目尾上菊五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Utagawa Hirokage (Japanese, active 1855–1865), Publisher Sasaya Matabei (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22049

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (figures); Hirokage ga (background)

豊国画(年玉枠)、広景画

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Masa

改印:申三改
彫師:彫工政

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