Actors Ichikawa Udanji I for Shinsai Bridge, No. 1 (R); Nakamura Fukusuke III for Chiyosaki Bridge, No. 5 (C); and Jitsukawa Enjaku I for Kôrai Bridge, No. 4 (L), from the series New Views of Osaka: Six Famous Bridges (Naniwa shinkei roku no meikyô)

「浪華新景六の名橋 一 心斎橋 市川右団次」(初代)   「浪華新景六の名橋 五 千代さき橋 中村福助」(三代目)  「浪華新景六の名橋 四 高らい橋 実川延若」(初代)

Meiji era
about 1873 (Meiji 6)
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 121; Waseda db 405-0144 (C only)


Vertical chûban triptych; 24 x 53.1 cm (9 7/16 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Out of order; sheets numbered, from left, 1, 5, 4.


Yoshitaki hitsu


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