Enjoying the Cool of Evening at Ryôgoku Bridge (Ryôgoku-bashi no suzumi), from the series Famous Places in Edo Matched with Riddles of the Heart (Tôto meisho, Kokoro no nazo sugata awase)

「東都名所 両国橋之涼 心の謎姿合」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen (2012), list #308.2 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 25.8 cm (14 5/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17897

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.17897 (pub. Yamamotoya Heikichi), 11.17907 (pub. Yamamata)

Inscription

Kore to iu/ ... de wa nashi/ suzumibune

Signed

Keisai Eisen ga
渓斎英泉画

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