Edo period–Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1)
Artist Nansuitei Yoshiyuki (Japanese, 1835–1879)
Konishi, Nishiki-e bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 4 (1977), pp. 20-1
Vertical ôban triptych; 35 x 69.3 cm (13 3/4 x 27 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The text states that the print is based on an imperial progress of the first month of 1868, but it may actually represent the Meiji emperor’s visit to Osaka in the third month of the year. The figure in the upper center of the right sheet is probably the young Meiji emperor.
Yoshiume monjin Yoshiyuki (on right sheet), Rokkaen Yoshiyuki (on center and left sheets)
No publisher's mark
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection