The Picture Contest; View of Sagano (Eawase, Sagano fûkei), from the series Fashionable Genji (Fûryû Genji)
Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G550-06, pl. 270; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), pl. 25; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 248, ôban triptych #94.2
Vertical ôban; 35.9 × 24 cm (14 1/8 × 9 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Right sheet of incomplete triptych co-designed with Kunisada (Toyokuni III).
MFA impressions: 11.15184VR (11.15184, 11.17146, 11.17153), 11.16719 (right sheet only), 21.5906 (center sheet only), 21.5907 (right sheet only)
Ôju Hiroshige hitsu
Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Ox 4
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai
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