View of Gion and Shimogawara (Gion Shimogawara kei)


Edo period
Artist Okada Shuntôsai (Japanese, active about 1830–60)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Copperplate etching; ink on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



From an album containing 37 prints, plus 5 loose prints probably removed from the album: 11.45842.1-.42.

Possibly after Katayama Kyûkô, aka Katayama Tôri (dates unknown), son of Katayama Kyûen (died 1812).


Ko Kyûkô sei, Shuntô sha (Made by the late Kyûkô, copied by Shuntô)
故 九皐製 春燈写


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)

[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