Temple of the Five Hundred Arhats (Gohyaku rakan), from the series Comical Views of Famous Places in Osaka (Kokkei Naniwa meisho)
about 1848–54 (Kaei era)
Artist Nakajima Yoshiume (Japanese, 1819–1879)
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 126; Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #22-17
Vertical chûban; 24.1 x 17.5 cm (9 1/2 x 6 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Part of an album of thirty prints (not the complete series).
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection