Famous Places in the Eastern Capital: Bustling Business at Ryôgoku for the River Opening (Tôto meisho Ryôgoku han'ei kawabiraki no zu)

「東都名所両国繁栄河開之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisato (Japanese, died in 1858), Publisher Kamaya Kihei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), fig. 132

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.6 x 75.2 cm (14 7/16 x 29 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36827a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyokuni monjin Kunisato ga (on right sheet), Toyokuni monjin Kunisato hitsu (on center sheet), Toyokuni monjin Tatekawa Kunisato ga (on left sheet)
豊国門人国郷画 豊国門人国郷画筆 豊国門人竪川国郷画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Ox 3
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、渡辺、丑三
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