Kintai Bridge at Iwakuni in Suô Province (Bôshû Iwakuni Kintaibashi zu)
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher
26 x 41.7 cm (10 1/4 x 16 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Two similar but not identical prints with the same title: 11.18157 (printed in color) and 11.45467 (ink only).
The otherwise unknown publishers, Tanabeya Sadajirô and Hayashiya Seibei respectively, may have been located in Iwakuni; both have the same address, Hashimoto.
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