Dragon in Clouds
about 1830–39 (Tenpô 1–10)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)
Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 241, ôtanzaku #4.5?
Ôtanzaku; 38 x 17.1 cm (14 15/16 x 6 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Out on Loan
On display at Bologna Museo Civico Archeologico, October 12, 2018 – March 3, 2019
MFA impressions: 06.981, 11.21129, 21.7900
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