The Kawarazaki Theater, from the series Pictures of Prosperity in the Eastern Capital (Tôto han'ei no zu)

「東都繁栄乃図」 河原崎座

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Ansei 1), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Izutsuya Shôkichi, Japanese


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #40.2, pl. 428; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 248, ôban triptych #074.3; Tanba 1965, #51

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.2 x 74 cm (14 5/8 x 29 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.27067-9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.27067 (center), 11.27068 (left), 11.27069 (right)

Signed

Hiroshige ga (on right and left sheets)
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 3
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、寅三
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