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Great Gate of Zôjô-ji Temple in Shiba (Shiba Zôjô-ji Daimon), from the series Famous Places in Tokyo (Tôkyô meisho zue)

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Signed

Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

Marks

Censor's seal: Dragon 10 aratame No blockcutter's mark

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: January 19, 2005) 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, Meiji era, 1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), 11th month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 24.5 cm (14 3/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45391.13

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints