Hustle and Bustle at Nihonbashi Bridge in Tokyo (Tôkyô Nihonbashi han'ei no zu)

「東京日本橋繁榮之図」

Japanese
Meiji era
1870 (Meiji 3)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.4 × 24.8 cm (14 5/16 × 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.41307

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych; date seal on left sheet.

Signed

Kinchôrô Yoshitora ga
錦朝楼芳虎画

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
改印:なし
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