Dam on the Otonashi River at Ôji, Popularly Known as "The Great Waterfall" (Ôji Otonashigawa entai, sezoku Ôtaki to tonau), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 王子音無堰埭(おうじ おとなし えんたい) 世俗(せぞく)大瀧(おおたき)ト唱(となう)」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.21, pls. 160, 161; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #19; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.24

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.1 cm (14 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.10410

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 019 (spring section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.17060, 21.10409, 21.10410
春の部。石神井川下流の音無川は飛鳥山と王子稲荷の間を流れる。図は王子稲荷のある西側からの眺め。水を堰きとめる堰埭(えんたい、一般に大滝とも呼ばれた)で水浴みする人を描く。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 2
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳二
彫師:なし

Provenance

November 1912, 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