Kyoto (Kyô): View from the Great Bridge at Sanjô (Sanjô Ôhashi), from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)

「東海道五十三対 京」 三条大橋

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845–46 (Kôka 2–3)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Ibaya Kyûbei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T78-55; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.57; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #43.20

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.5 cm (14 1/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45385.55

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station 55, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

MFA impressions: 11.30323, 11.45385.55

Inscription

綾にしき織れるみやこはたてぬきに
ゆきかふ人もしけき大橋 梅喜
 三条大橋は東国より平安城に至る喉口にして貴賤の行人常にたへず 皇都のはんくわこの橋上に見へたり 四方の山川名所旧跡遠近につらなり眺望尽ることなし

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Mura
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: Hiro
改印:村
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