Chiyogaike Pond, Meguro (Meguro Chiyogaike), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 目黒千代(めぐろ ちよ)が池」

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.107, pls. 345, 346; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #23; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.106

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 24.5 cm (14 3/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.10413

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 023 (spring section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.16708, 11.35844, 21.10413
春の部。島津藩の下屋敷にあった千代が池は、南北朝時代に新田義興(にったよしおき)の戦死を知った恋人千代が入水したとされる。池の東北岸には千代が衣服を掛けたという衣掛松(きぬかけまつ)があり、明治の小説家田山花袋(たやま かたい)はその下で読書をしたという。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 7
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、辰七
彫師:なし

Provenance

November 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at the Metzgar sale (lot 413); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection