Great Fireworks Display at Ryôgoku Bridge (Ryôgoku ôhanabi), from the series Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho)

「江戸名所 両国大花火」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1840–42 (Tenpô 10–13)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #79.20, pl. 826; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 247, horizontal ôban #09.27; Matsuki 1939, #189 (fireworks different)

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 23.2 x 35.2 cm (9 1/8 x 13 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.9935

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.1043, 11.2121, 21.9935

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: Hiro
改印:なし
彫師:なし

Provenance

February 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection