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


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

Accession Number

11.36876.59

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

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)

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