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Tsûten-kyô Bridge at Tôfuku-ji Temple (Tôfuku-ji Tsûten-kyô), from the series Famous Places in the Capital (Miyako meisho no uchi)

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MFA impressions: 11.36043, 21.7001


Sadanobu ga


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, about 1870–71 (Meiji 3–4)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 128


Horizontal koban (half aiban)

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Medium or Technique

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