First Performance of the Day in Saruwaka-machi (Saruwaka-machi bandachi), from the series Cutout Pictures of Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho harimaze zue)

江戸名所張交図会 「猿若町番立」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #11.2, pls. 108 (uncut, color, gray background), 109 (uncut, color, blue background; blue version not illustrated); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 253, ôban #08.02; Matsuki 1939, #587 (uncut sheet)

Dimensions

Harimaze, cut from vertical ôban sheet; 21.6 x 13.6 cm (8 1/2 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.8856

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a sheet of three pictures showing Asukayama (T), Saruwaka-machi (BR), Koganei (BL).

MFA impressions: 21.8850 (Asuklayama, blue), 21.8855 (Asukayama, color), 21.8856 (Saruwaka-machi), RES.54.10 (uncut sheet)

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection