Chiryû: Early Summer Horse Fair (Chiryû, shuka uma ichi), first (?) state, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi), also known as the First Tôkaidô or Great Tôkaidô

「東海道五十三次之内 池鯉鮒 首夏馬市」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 245, horizontal ôban #55.40

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 22.2 x 34.7 cm (8 3/4 x 13 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2411.40

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 40 in the series, first (?) state (without background mountain).

MFA impressions:
Without background mountain: 06.1498, 11.2228, 11.17405, 11.17406, 11.30166, 21.5065, 52.1431, 2009.2411.40
With background mountain: 11.26130, 21.5066

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: (kiwame; in left margin, cut off of this impression)
改印:(極)

Credit Line

Source unidentified