Crowds Visiting the Shrine of Benzaiten at Enoshima in Sagami Province on the Occasion of the Special Viewing (Sôshû Enoshima Benzaiten kaichô sankei gunshû no zu)

「相州江之島弁財天開帳参詣群集之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Sumiyoshiya Masagorô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Japanese Woodblock Prints (2010), pp. 136-7; Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Ukiyoeshitachi no shinbutsu (1999), #113; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 248, ôban triptych #055

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.3 x 75.2 cm (14 5/16 x 29 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.27094-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.27094 (right), 11.27095 (center), 11.27096 (left)

Signed

Hiroshige ga (on right and center sheets), Ichiryûsai Hiroshige ga (on left sheet)
広重画 一立斎広重画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、村田
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection