No. 29 (here incorrectly numbered 34), Outside the Gate at Toranomon (Tora-no-gomon soto no kei), from the series Comical Views of Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho dôke zukushi)

「江戸名所道化尽 三十四(=二十九) 虎の御門外の景」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Hirokage (Japanese, active 1855–1865), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 24.5 cm (14 5/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.16934

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.16934 (mistakenly numbered 34), 11.22772 (numbered 29 as per title page)

Signed

Hirokage ga
広景画

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 10 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:未十改
彫師:なし

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