America (Amerika)

「亜墨利加(あめりか)」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu) (Japanese, 1826–1869), Publisher Jôshûya Jûzô / Jûbei (Kinjûdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Uemura Yasugorô (Hori Yasu) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Japanese Woodblock Prints (2010), p. 257

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35 x 24.2 cm (13 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.22610

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ôju Hiroshige ga
応需広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 10 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Yasu kokutô
改印:申十改
彫師:彫安刻刀

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