Famous Bridges of Japan, by Hokusai (Dai NIppon meikyô zu, Hokusai hitsu)
about 1823 (Bunsei 6)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)
Vertical ôban; 34.2 x 24.3 cm (13 7/16 x 9 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.17581 (fragment of later edition), 11.20221 (first edition, intact)
The right half of a later printing of the large untitled print known as “One Hundred Bridges in a Single View,” with a new title written on by hand.
(this fragment unsigned)
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