Aki Province: Itsukushima, Depiction of a Festival (Aki, Itsukushima, Sairei no zu), from the series Famous Places in the Sixty-odd Provinces [of Japan] ([Dai Nihon] Rokujûyoshû meisho zue)

「六十余州名所図絵 安芸 厳島 祭礼之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 12th month
Publisher Koshimuraya Heisuke (Koshihei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 249, ôban #64.01

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 24.6 cm (13 15/16 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17046

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 50 (Sanyôdô group) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 06.823.49, 11.17046, 11.26239, *11.36935 (deaccessioned in 2012), RES.53.183

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Ox 12
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、丑十二
彫師:なし

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: August 3, 1911)

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