The City of Babylon in Asia (Ajia shû Hahiran jô), from the series Newly printed Dutch Perspective Pictures (Shinpan Oranda uki-e)

「新版阿蘭陀浮絵 亜細亜州巴比鸞城(アジアシウハヒランジョウ)」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Kuninaga (Japanese, died in 1827), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kobe City Art Mus., Megane-e to Tôkaidô (1984), #112; Toyama, The Western-style Colour Prints in Japan (1936), pl. 146

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.2 x 38.8 cm (9 15/16 x 15 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.14992

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kuninaga ga

国長画

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