Moon at Ryôgoku Bridge (Ryôgoku no tsuki), from the series Noted Spots for Moon-viewing in the Eastern Capital (Tôto tsuki no meisho)

「東都月の名所 両国の月」

Japanese
Edo period
about late 1830s
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kawachiya Chôzô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation, Nyan to mo neko darake/ Cats of Many Varieties (2012), #62 (different colors)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 24.4 cm (14 5/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36365

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

No censor's seal

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