Asakusa Ricefields and Torinomachi Festival (Asakusa tanbo Torinomachi môde), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 浅草田甫(あさくさたんぼ)酉の町詣(とりのまちもうで)」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation, Nyan to mo neko darake/Cats of Many Varieties (2012), #1; Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.7, pls. 133, 134; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #101; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.7

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 24.5 cm (14 1/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.9503

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 101 (winter section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.36876.65, 11.45668, 18.26, 21.9503
冬の部。遊女屋の一室。猫の座る格子窓より浅草裏田圃(うらたんぼ)の鷲(おおとり)神社の酉の町(市)へ詣でる人々の列を描く。市は11月の酉の日に行われ、縁起物の熊手や八つ頭芋を求める人で賑わった。図の左下には土産らしい熊手の形の簪が置かれている。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 11
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳十一
彫師:なし

Provenance

November 1912, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection