Sanmaibashi in Ueno

上野三枚橋 (校合摺)

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Chôbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 39 x 81.2 cm (15 3/8 x 31 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14105, 11.14106, 11.24906

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.14105 (left), 11.14106 (center), 11.24906 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.14077 (left sheet only, color), 11.14105VR (11.14105, 11.14106, 11.24906; key block), 21.4859-61 (complete triptych, color)

Signed

Eishi ga (on each sheet)
栄之画

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