The Automated Well at Ueno (Ueno no mizukumi kikai), from the series Famous Places in Tokyo (Tôkyô meisho)

「東京名所 上野の水汲器械」

Japanese
Meiji era
1878 (Meiji 11), September 25
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887), Publisher Tsuda Genshichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

24.5 x 37 cm (9 5/8 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.290

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Môsai ga

孟斎画

Markings

Censor's seal: round, Meiji 11, Sept. 25

Provenance

Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection