The Chôfu Jewel River in Musashi Province (Musashi Chôfu), from the series Six Jewel Rivers in Various Provinces (Shokoku Mu Tamagawa)

「諸国六玉川 武蔵調布」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Maruya Kyûshirô


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 252, ôban #29.4

Dimensions

Vertical ôban, creped; 21.5 x 14.5 cm (8 7/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19982

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.19982 (creped), 21.6627

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 11
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳十一
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: 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