Famous Places in Tokyo: Distant View of a Torpedo Explosion Seen from Azuma Bridge (Tôkyô meisho Azuma-bashi yori suirai no enbô no zu)

「東京名所従吾妻橋水雷之遠望之圖」

Japanese
Meiji era
1888 (Meiji 21), printed July 1, published July 2
Artist Inoue Yasuji (Tankei) (Japanese, 1864–1889), Publisher Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Morse, ed., Reinventing Tokyo (2012), #28; Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001), #10, photo p. 50; Swinton, Terrific Tokyo (1999), #26; Tanba, Nishiki-e ni miru Meiji tennô to Meiji jidai (1966), #149

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.2 x 76.4 cm (14 5/8 x 30 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.395a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Inoue Tankei

Provenance

Purchased between 1985 and 1999, probably in London or Tokyo; 2000, gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: January 26, 2000)

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection