Kasumigaseki (with kites), from the series Famous Places in Edo (Kôto meisho)

「江都名所 かすみがせき」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #58.3, pl. 466; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 247, horizontal ôban #11.5 (kites)

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 23.1 x 36.2 cm (9 1/16 x 14 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

54.393

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

There are two versions of the Kasumigaseki design, both with the title spelled out completely in hiragana.
With kites in the background: 06.588, 11.17220, 21.8920, 54.393
With soap bubbles blown from a bubble pipe: 06.1088, 11.39256, 20.48, 21.8897, 21.8898

Signed

Hiroshige ga

広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Tanaka
No blockcutter's mark

改印:田中
彫師:なし

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24