Ryôgoku Ekôin and Moto-Yanagibashi Bridge (Ryôgoku Ekôin Moto-Yanagibashi), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 両ごく回向院元柳橋」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), intercalary 5th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.118, pls. 367-369; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #5; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.117.1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 33.2 x 22.1 cm (13 1/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.16686

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 005 (spring section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.16686, 11.35838, 21.10405

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: (aratame, Snake intercalary 5; cut off of this impression)
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳壬五
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