True Depiction of the Monkey Bridge in Kai Province (Kai no kuni saruhashi no shinsha no zu)

「甲斐国猿橋ノ真写之図」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Shôtei Hokuju (Japanese, 1763–1824), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba Mus., Ukiyo-e bi no kiwami (Baur coll. exh. cat., 2001), #125 (earlier ed., with clouds and additional bokashi); Album of Old Japanese Prints of the Ukiyo-ye School Reproduced from the Collection of Ken-ichi Kawaura (1919), #341 (also earlier ed.)

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26 x 37.2 cm (10 1/4 x 14 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.17530

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Shôtei Hokuju ga
昇亭北寿画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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