Fireworks Like Flowers in Bloom at Ryôgoku Bridge in the Eastern Capital (Tôto Ryôgokubashi hanka no zu), from the series Newly Published Perspective Pictures (Shinpan uki-e)
Artist Utagawa Toyoharu (Japanese, 1735–1814)
Toyama, The Western-style Colour Prints in Japan (1936), pl. 23 (with lighter sky and intact margin)
Horizontal ôban; 26.2 x 33.6 cm (10 5/16 x 13 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Title, signature, and mark of publisher Sanoya Kihei in right margin, cut off of this impression.
(Utagawa Toyoharu ga, in right margin, cut off of this impression)
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