Horikiri Iris Garden (Horikiri no hanashôbu), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 堀切の花菖蒲」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), intercalary 5th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.97, pls. 325, 326; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #64; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.96

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 33.8 x 22.2cm (13 5/16 x 8 3/4in.)

Accession Number

11.16827

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 064 (summer section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.16827, 11.36876.42, 21.9469
夏の部。鐘ヶ淵に程近い堀切は湿地帯で、四季の花々の栽培でしられる。特に文化年間(1804~18)に土地の百姓伊左衛門が栽培した花菖蒲が著名で、舟や駕籠で多くの人が訪れた。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: (aratame, Snake intercalary 5; cut off of this impression)
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳壬五
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: August 3, 1911)

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