Hibiscus in the Flower Garden [at Mukôjima] on the Sumida River in the Eastern Capital (Tôto Sumidagawa hana yashiki fuyô-bana), from the series Thirty-six Selected Flowers (Sanjûrokkasen)

「三十六花撰 東都 隅田河花屋敷芙蓉花」

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu) (Japanese, 1826–1869), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 23.5 cm (14 3/8 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.37268

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 27 in the series.
The place name Mukôjima, the location of the garden, does not appear in the subtitle of the print itself but is listed on the title page.

MFA impressions: 01.7335.28, 11.37268, 2016.1486 (with blue background)

Signed

Kisai Risshô
喜斎立祥

Markings

Censor's seal: Tiger 7 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:寅七改
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