Descending Geese at the Yoshiwara (Yoshiwara rakugan), from the series Eight Views of Edo (Edo hakkei)
Artist Utagawa Toyohiro (Japanese, 1773–1828)
Ukiyo-e taisei 6 (1930), #304; Toyama, The Western-style Colour Prints in Japan (1936), pl. 53
Horizontal ôban; 26 x 38.5 cm (10 1/4 x 15 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 06.705, 11.14789, 21.6905
Some prints in the series have the mark of publisher Tsuruya Kinsuke, but there is no publisher’s mark on this impression.
Reprinted from the picture book Ehon Edo Murasaki.
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)
 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