Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom along the Sumida River (Sumidagawa hanazakari), from the series Famous Places of the Eastern Capital (Kôto meisho)

「江都名所 隅田川はな盛」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #58.8, pl. 471; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 247, horizontal ôban #11.10

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 23.3 x 35.3 cm (9 3/16 x 13 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.52.93

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions:
First edition, with publisher’s mark “Kikakudô” (Sakai pl. 459): 06.2608, 11.41825, 20.45
Second edition, with publisher’s mark “Sanoki: (Sakai pl. 471): RES.52.93, RES.54.184
Publisher’s mark cut off: 06.1506, 11.2096, 11.2295

Both of the MFA impressions with the publisher’s mark “Sanoki” also have the censor’s seal “Tanaka,” not found on the impression published by Sakai.

Signed

Hiroshige ga

広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Tanaka
No blockcutter's mark

改印:田中
版元:なし

Provenance

1952, gift of Dr. G.S. Amsden to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 9, 1952)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. G. S. Amsden