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No. 15, Yoshiwara: Floating Islands in Fuji Marsh (Yoshiwara, Fuji no numa ukishima ga hara), from the series Famous Sights of the Fifty-three Stations (Gojûsan tsugi meisho zue), also known as the Vertical Tôkaidô

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MFA impressions: 11.16779, 11.30265, 11.45400 (creped), 21.5262, RES.52.87 (Meiji reprint from Edo blocks)

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

Marks

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 7 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, Edo period, 1855 (Ansei 2), 7th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 252, ôban #24.15

Dimensions

Vertical ôban, creped; 22.1 x 16.8 cm (8 11/16 x 6 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45400

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints