Cooling off at Ryôgoku Bridge, a Large Perspective Picture (Ryôgoku-bashi yûsuzumi ô-uki-e)


Edo period
about 1745 (Enkyô 2)
Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764), Publisher Okumuraya Genroku (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Art Mus., Shoki ukiyo-e ten (2016), cat. no. 149; Kishi, Edo no enkin-hô (1994), fig. 13; Ukiyo-e taisei 3 (1931), #163


Horizontal double ôban; 43.2 x 61.4 cm (17 x 24 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print; ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions: 11.16482, 21.5733


Tôbu Yamato gakô Hôgetsudô Tanchôsai Okumura Bunkaku Masanobu shôhitsu (in left margin, cut off of this impression)
(東武大和画工 方月堂丹鳥斎奥村文角政信正筆)


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)

[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