Perspective View of People Enjoying the Evening Cool at Ryôgoku Bridge (Uki-e Ryôgoku yûsuzumi no zu)
Artist Utagawa Toyoharu (Japanese, 1735–1814)
Mueller et al., Competition and Collaboration (2007), #1 (with intact margin and different colors)
Horizontal ôban; 24.4 x 36.6 cm (9 5/8 x 14 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Title, signature, and mark of publisher Matsumura Yahei in right margin, cut off of this impression.
(Utagawa Toyoharu ga, in right margin, cut off of this impression)
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)
 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