Nihonbashi: Morning Scene (Nihonbashi, asa no kei), from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi), also known as the First Tôkaidô or Great Tôkaidô

「東海道五十三次之内 日本橋 朝之景」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 245, horizontal ôban #55.01

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.5 x 37.7 cm (10 1/16 x 14 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42902

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 01 in the series, first version; co-published by Hôeidô and Senkakudô.

MFA impressions:
First version: 06.2553, 11.23079, 11.30185, 11.42902, 21.5088, 21.5089
Second version: *11.17298 (deaccessioned in 2012), *11.17299 (deaccessioned in 2012), 11.26097, 21.5087, 2009.2411.1, RES.53.150

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

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: 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