Procession on Azuma Bridge in the Eastern Capital (Tôto Azuma-bashi gyôretsu)

「東都吾妻橋行列」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867), Publisher Yamashiroya Tôemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban pentaptych; each sheet: 35.4 x 23.7 cm (13 15/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26877-81

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Pentaptych, left to right: 11.26877, 11.26878, 11.26879, 11.26880, 11.26881

Signed

Eizan hitsu (on all but right sheet)

英山筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame (on center, center left, and left sheets)

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