Benkei Moat outside Sakurada (Soto Sakurada Benkeibori), from the series Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho)

「江戸名所 外桜田弁慶堀」

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Ansei 1), intercalary 7th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Aritaya Seiemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #80.14, pl. 843; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 247, horizontal ôban #09.18.2; Tanba 1965, #265; Matsuki 1939, #210

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 21.7 x 33.6 cm (8 9/16 x 13 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.9924

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions:
Aritaya edition: 21.9924, 21.9925, RES.49.172
Yamadaya edition: 06.1655

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger intercalary 7
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、寅壬七
彫師:なし

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of 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