Rebuses of the Names of Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho hanjimono)

「江戸名所 はんじもの」

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu) (Japanese, 1826–1869), Publisher Tsujiya Yasubei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.6 x 21.7 cm (14 x 8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26458

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Shigenobu ga
重宣画

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 8
No blockcutter's mark
改印:午八
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