Cherry-tree Well at Benkei Moat outside Sakurada (Soto Sakurada Benkeibori sakura no i), from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tôto meisho)

「東都名所 外桜田弁慶堀桜の井」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #71.6, pls. 676-677; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 244, horizontal ôban #70.06; Tanba 1965, #221; Matsuki 1939, #82

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 22 x 34.5 cm (8 11/16 x 13 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.9826

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.1081, 21.9826

No publisher’s mark on this impression. Both MFA impressions are from the second edition (Sakai pl. 677) as opposed to the first edition, dated 1839-42 by Sakai (pl. 676).

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Tanaka
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher's mark
Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai
改印:田中
彫師:なし
版元: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