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Scenery of Namiyoke in Tsukiji (Tsukiji Namiyoke shôkei), from the series Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho)

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MFA impressions: 11.41029a-c, 11.45279a-c

Signed

Right sheet: Jinbutsu Nanajûkyûsai Toyokuni hitsu; Fûkei no sôzu ôju Seisei Kyôsai Center sheet: Okonomi ni tsuki jinbutsu Toyokuni ga; Sôzu Kyôsai Left sheet: Okonomi ni tsuki jinbutsu Toyokuni ga; Sôzu dokoro Seisei Kyôsai 右 人物七十九歳豊国筆(年玉印)、風景之惣図応需 惺々狂斎 中  御好ニ付人物豊国画(年玉印)、惣図狂斎 左  御好ニ付人物豊国画(年玉印)、惣図所惺々狂斎

Marks

Censor's seal: Rat 2 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, Edo period, 1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 2nd month

Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G524, pl. 229; Bakumatsu Meiji no tensai eshi Kawanabe Kyôsai ten (1998), #91

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.8 x 78 cm (14 1/2 x 30 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41029a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints