The Tanabata Festival in the Great City of Edo (Ô-Edo shichû Tanabata matsuri), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fuji sanjûrokkei)

「不二三十六景 大江戸市中七夕祭」

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 235, horizontal chûban #31.03

Dimensions

Horizontal chûban

Accession Number

11.39245

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.26283, 11.39245, 21.9557

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、渡辺
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: January 19, 2005)

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