The City of Paris, France (Furansu Parisu no fu)

「万国名勝尽競之内(ばんこくめいしやうのうち) 仏蘭西把里須府(ふらんすはりすのふ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA/Geidai, Double Impact (2015), #6; Konishi, Nishiki-e Bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 2 (1977), pp. 28-9

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.2 x 74.2 cm (14 1/4 x 29 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.30416-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.30416 (left), 11.30417 (center), 11.30418 (right)

Signed

Yoshitora ga (on each sheet)
芳虎画

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 6 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:戌六改
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 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (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