The Aoyagi Restaurant in Higashi Ryôgoku (Higashi Ryôgoku Aoyagi), from the series Colors of Spring at Thirty-six Restaurants (Shunshoku sanjûroku kaiseki)

「春色三十六会席 東両国 青柳」

Japanese
Meiji era
1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Tamaya Sôsuke


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.3 × 24.1 cm (13 7/8 × 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.41184

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Chôkarô Yoshiiku ga
朝霞楼芳幾画

Markings

Censor's seal: Dragon 12 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:辰十二改
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: January 19, 2005)

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