The Bridge of the Brocade Sash (Kintaibashi), from the series Pictures in the Red-hair [i.e. European] Oil-painting Style (Kômô abura-e fû)

「紅毛油絵風 錦帯橋」

Japanese
Edo period
1820s–30s
Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Izzard, Kunisada's World (1993), #37; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 3 (1963), #2718; others in the series: Ukiyo-e taikei 10 (1976), #s 154, 155

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.4 x 36.5 cm (9 5/8 x 14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.16012

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The signature is spelled out phonetically and written sideways in imitation of European writing.

Signed

Motome ni yorite Kunisada egaku

Markings

No censor's seal
改印: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: 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