Cherry Blossoms on the Tama River Embankment (Tamagawa-zutsumi no hana), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 玉川堤の花」

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.71, pls. 264, 265; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #42; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.70

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 24.5 cm (14 3/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.9461

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 042 (spring section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.16746, 11.35850, 11.36876.31, 21.9461
春の部。甲州街道の宿場内藤新宿の南側を流れる玉川上水を描く。右手には宿場の家並み、左は享保年間(1716~36)に堤の補強と美観を兼ねて植えられた桜並木。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 2
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、辰二
彫師:なし

Provenance

February 1916, 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