Sunset Glow at Hirokoji (Hirokoji no sekishô), from the series Ten Views of Cherry Trees in the Eastern Capital (Tôto sakuragi jikkei)

「東都桜木十景 広小路の夕照」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni II (Toyoshige) (Japanese, about 1802–1835), Other artist Artist Unidentified, Japanese, Publisher Jôshûya Kinzô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 003-0028

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 25.5 cm (14 3/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15418

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Artist of inset picture not yet identified; presumably a pupil of Toyokuni II.

Signed

Gosotei Toyokuni ga (main image); Kuni ... ga (inset)
後素亭豊国画、国?画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
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