Ôji Inari Shrine (Ôji Inari no yashiro), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 王子稲荷の社(やしろ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.20, pls. 158-159; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.023

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 24 cm (14 3/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.9450

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 018 (spring section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.16702, 11.35849, 21.9450
春の部。王子稲荷は関八州(かんはっしゅう)の稲荷社の総元締めで、2月の初午(はつうま)には多くの参詣者で賑わった。大晦日の夜、稲荷の使いの狐が王子稲荷に集うという伝承も有名。花見や雪見の名所でもあった。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 9
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳九
彫師:なし

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection