Deaccessioned October 25, 2012

Kyoto: The Great Bridge at Sanjô (Kyô, Sanjô Ôhashi zu), from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi), also known as the Kyôka Tôkaidô

「東海道五十三次 京 三条大橋ノ図」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1840–42 (Tenpô 11–13)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 236, horizontal chûban #24.55

Dimensions

Horizontal chûban; about 19.1 × 25.4 cm (7 1/2 × 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.42907

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 55 in the series.

MFA impressions: 06.829.55, 06.1445, 11.2231, *11.42907 (deaccessioned in 2012), *11.45722 (deaccessioned in 2012), 21.9163

Inscription

鳴神の音にきこえし大橋は雲の上ふむこゝちこそすれ 鶴の屋松門

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)

NOTES:
[1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection