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Kyoto (Kyô): View from the Great Bridge at Sanjô (Sanjô Ôhashi), from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)

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Station 55, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi. MFA impressions: 11.30323, 11.45385.55

Inscription

綾にしき織れるみやこはたてぬきに ゆきかふ人もしけき大橋 梅喜  三条大橋は東国より平安城に至る喉口にして貴賤の行人常にたへず 皇都のはんくわこの橋上に見へたり 四方の山川名所旧跡遠近につらなり眺望尽ることなし

Signed

Hiroshige ga 広重画

Marks

Artist's seal: Hiro Censor's seal: Mura

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

Japanese, Edo period, about 1845–46 (Kôka 2–3)

Catalogue Raisonné

Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.57; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #43.20

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 24.6 cm (14 1/8 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.30323

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints