Benten Shrine, Inokashira Pond (Inokashira no ike Benten no yashiro), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 井の頭の池弁天の社」

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.13, pls. 145, 146; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #87; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.11

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 24 cm (13 15/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10435

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 087 (fall section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.26349, 11.36876.59, 21.9486, 21.10435
秋の部。武蔵野の豊かな湧水井の頭の池は、地底の七つの泉が水を噴出しており「七井(なない)の池」とも呼ばれ、神田上水として江戸市内へ供給された。左下には水神として祀られた弁天社を配し、遠くに山々を描く。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 4
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、辰四
彫師:なし

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Arthur Davison Ficke; February 11, 1920, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Ficke sale, American Art Galleries, New York; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection