Flower Pavilion, Dango Slope, Sendagi (Sendagi Dangozaka Hanayashiki), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 千駄木団子坂花屋敷」

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 5th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.65, pls. 250, 251; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #16; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.64

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.36876.15

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 016 (spring section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.16715, 11.36876.15, 21.9448
春の部。団子店が並ぶ団子坂(千駄木坂とも)は眺めのよさで多くの人が訪れた。画面上部には元植木屋楠田宇平次(くすだ うへいじ)の屋敷「紫泉亭(しせんてい)」(別名花屋敷)が見え、手前の桜がうららかな春の様を伝える。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 5
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、辰五
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