Fragment of: Izanami and Izanagi on the Floating Bridge of Heaven (Ame no Ukihashi), No. 1 from the series Illustrated History of Japan (Honchô nenreki zue)

本朝年暦図絵 一 「天の浮橋」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1849–50 (Kôka 2–3)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Jôshûya Kinzô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mueller et al., Competition and Collaboration (2007), #86; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 243, horizontal ôban #81.01

Dimensions

Lower half of horizontal ôban; 15 x 33.9 cm (5 15/16 x 13 1/3 in.)

Accession Number

49.625

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The top half of the print, with the series title and a text describing the scene, has been cut off.

MFA impressions: 49.625 (lower part only), 2009.5007.1 (intact sheet)

Signed

Hiroshige ga

広重画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark

改印:福、村松
彫師:なし

Credit Line

Gift of L. Aaron Lebowich