Famous Places in Enlightened Tokyo: Nihonbashi

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Maker(s)
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige III 歌川広重三世 (1843-1894)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, ca. 1870
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 33.4 x 21.6 cm (13 1/8 x 8 1/2 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift--the Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection of prints from Meiji Japan
Collection
Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection
Accession Number
S1999.36
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

Keywords
bridge, Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), Mount Fuji, palanquin, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From the 1960s to 1999
Elizabeth D. Woodbury, Japan and Alexandria, VA, purchased in Japan in the 1960s [1]

From 1999
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Elizabeth D. Woodbury in 1999

Notes:

[1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Elizabeth D. Woodbury

Label

The title of this print identifies it as an image of the cultural enlightnment of Tokyo in the early Meiji era. Here at Nihonbashi, storehouses with their shutters raised for airing appear beyond Nihonbashi, a major bridge spanning the Sumida River. A festival palanquin bearing the spirit of a Shinto deity is carried precariously across the bridge.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum