Iris Garden at Horikiri (Horikiri no hanashôbu), from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tôto meisho)

「東都名所 堀切の花菖蒲」

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.7 x 25.3 cm (14 7/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1219, 00.1221

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two right sheets of incomplete triptych): 00.1219 (left), 00.1221 (right)

MFA impressions: 00.1219VR (two right sheets: 00.1219, 00.1221), 00.1220 (right sheet only)

Signed

Hiroshige ga (on right sheet only)
広重画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 8
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、村田、子八
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock