Old Picture of the Rashômon Gate (Rashômon no ko zu), from the series Scenes of Famous Places along the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô meisho fûkei), also known as the Processional Tôkaidô (Gyôretsu Tôkaidô), here called Tôkaidô meisho tsuzuki

「東海道名所つづき 羅生門の古図」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 6th month
Artist Kawanabe Kyôsai (Japanese, 1831–1889)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kaikan sanjû shûnen kinen Kawanabe Kyôsai kinen bijutsukan cat. (2008), p. 99, #0743; Marks, "When the Shogun...," Andon 81 (2007), #60A (137); Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #18-152

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 25 cm (14 7/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.16344

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.16344, 11.44892, 11.44922, 2009.5009.137

Signed

Ôju Chikamaro
応需周麿

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 6 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:亥六改
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: 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