The Approach to Ryôgoku Bridge

両国橋橋詰

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 7, Musee Guimet II (1990), pl. 96

Dimensions

Vertical ôban pentaptych; 38.6 x 25.7 cm (15 3/16 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13847-51

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Pentaptych, right to left: 11.13847, 11.13848, 11.13849, 11.13850, 11.13851

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet except center), Utagawa Toyokuni ga (on center sheet)
豊国画 歌川豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame (on each sheet except center)
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