Night View of the River Opening Celebrations at Ryôgoku Bridge in the Eastern Capital (Tôto Ryôgokubashi kawabiraki yakei no zu)

「新版浮絵 東都両国橋河開夜景之図」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Kuninao (Japanese, 1795–1854), Publisher Nishinomiya Shinroku (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26.7 x 39.3 cm (10 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.16337

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kuninao sha

国直写

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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