Monkey Bridge in Moonlight; Calligraphy in Rubbing Style (harimaze)

月夜猿橋、書 (張交)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1830–44 (Tenpô era)
Artist Katsushika Taito II (Japanese, active about 1810–1853)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), pl. 116 (uncut sheet); Ukiyo-e taikei 8 (Hokusai, 1975), #272 (uncut sheet)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban (harimaze); 37 x 25.9 cm (14 9/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25227

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.802 (uncut sheet), 06.1063 (uncut sheet), 11.25227 (uncut sheet), 21.10211 (bridge only), 21.10212 (uncut sheet)

Signed

Katsushika Taito

葛飾戴斗

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: August 3, 1911)

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