Dyers' Quarter, Kanda (Kanda Kon'ya-chô), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 神田紺屋町」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 11th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.37, pl. 194; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #75; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.35

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 24.5 cm (14 1/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36876.50

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 075 (fall section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.16898, 11.35825, 11.36876.50, 21.9478, 21.9479
秋の部。商いの中心地日本橋に近い神田には職人町が形成され、神田紺屋町には染物職人が多く住した。図は、紺屋の干し場から町筋の方向を望む。画中の染物には、板元名魚屋の「魚」と、広重の「ヒ」「ロ」が意匠化されている。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 11
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳十一
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: January 19, 2005)

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