No. 1, Nihonbashi: Snowy Morning (Nihonbashi, yuki no akebono), from the series The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô Road (here called Kisokaidô tsuzuki no ichi)

「木曾街道続ノ壱 日本橋 雪之曙」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1835–38 (Tenpô 6–9)
Artist Keisai Eisen (Japanese, 1790–1848), Publisher Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Edo-Tokyo Museum, Dai Ukiyo-e ten (2014), #230; Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen (2012), #92; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 246, horizontal ôban #33.01

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 23.7 x 35.5 cm (9 1/3 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

11.25640

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.25640, 21.4792, 21.4793

Signed

Eisen ga
英泉画

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: August 3, 1911)

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