Procession of Girls on Edo Bridge, the Best in Japan (Nippon ichi Edo-bashi musume gyôretsu no zu)

「日本一江戸橋娘行列之図」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Harukawa Eishô (Japanese, active 1820s–1830s), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.4 x 76.7 cm (14 5/16 x 30 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17975-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.17975 (left), 11.17976 (right), 11.17977 (center)

Signed

Harukawa Eishô ga (on each sheet)
はる川英笑画

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