No. 46, In Front of a Mansion in Hongô (Hongô goshuden mae), from the series Comical Views of Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho dôke zukushi)
「江戸名所道化尽 四十六 本郷御守殿前」
Vertical ôban; 36 x 23.5 cm (14 3/16 x 9 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The term goshuden refers to the residence of a high-ranking daimyo married to a daughter of the shogun.
Censor's seal: Chicken 8 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
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)
 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