The First Crossing of the Ryôgoku Bridge on the 23rd Day of the 11th Month, 1855 (Ansei kinoto u jûichigatsu nijûsannichi Ryôgoku-bashi watarihajime no zu)

「安政乙卯十一月廿三日両国橋渡初之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.8 x 74.4 cm (14 1/2 x 29 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.16080-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.16080 (right), 11.16081 (center), 11.16082 (left)

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 11
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、卯十一
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