Ryôgoku Bridge in Flowers, by the Sugamo Florist Gôzaemon (Ryôgoku-bashi, Sugamo Uekiya Gôzaemon), from the series Ten Scenes of Precious Children (Kodakara jikkei no uchi)

「子宝十景之内 両国ばし 巣鴨植木屋 合左衛門」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Hôrai Shunshô (Japanese), Publisher Kojimaya Jûbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 24.4 cm (14 3/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.18135

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a series of mothers and children against a background of floral displays.

Signed

Hôrai Shunshô ga
蓬莱春升画

Markings

Censor's seal: Fu
No blockcutter's mark
改印:普
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