Perspective View of People Enjoying the Evening Cool at Ryôgoku Bridge (Uki-e Ryôgoku yûsuzumi no zu)

浮絵 両国橋夕涼之図

Japanese
Edo period
1770s
Artist Utagawa Toyoharu (Japanese, 1735–1814)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mueller et al., Competition and Collaboration (2007), #1 (with intact margin and different colors)

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.4 x 36.6 cm (9 5/8 x 14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14718

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Title, signature, and mark of publisher Matsumura Yahei in right margin, cut off of this impression.

Signed

(Utagawa Toyoharu ga, in right margin, cut off of this impression)
(歌川豊春画)

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