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View of Shinbashi (Shinbashi no zu), from the series Famous Places in Edo (Kôto meisho)

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MFA impressions: 11.24915, 21.8912, 21.8913 There appear to be at least two, perhaps three, different series with the same title and publisher and very similar formats.


Hiroshige ga 広重画


Censor's seal: kiwame Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai 改印: 極


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 1844 (Kôka 1)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation, Nyan to mo neko darake/ Cats of Many Varieties (2012), #33; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 247, horizontal ôban #12.2; Tanba 1965, #217; Matsuki 1939, #143


Horizontal ôban; 24.7 x 36.5 cm (9 11/16 x 14 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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