Grandpa's Teahouse, Meguro (Meguro Jijigachaya), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 目黒爺々が茶屋」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.104, pls. 339, 340; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #84; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.103

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.36876.57

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 084 (fall section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.16875, 11.36876.57, 21.9485
秋の部。目黒川の北側の台地は富士見の名所であった。ここにある茶屋は富士見茶屋と呼ばれたが、江戸時代初めに三代将軍家光が鷹狩の折に立ち寄り老夫婦が歓待したことから、爺々が茶屋の名でも親しまれた。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 4
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳四
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