Chrysanthemums at Somei in Tokyo (Tôkyô Somei kiku), from the series Thirty-six Selected Flowers (Sanjûrokkasen)
「三十六花撰 東京 染井きく」
1866 (Keiô 2), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu) (Japanese, 1826–1869)
Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 23.7 cm (14 1/2 x 9 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 32 in the series.
MFA impressions: 01.7335.33, 11.37254
Censor's seal: Tiger 7 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection