Komagata Hall and Azuma Bridge (Komagata-dô Azuma-bashi), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 駒形堂吾嬬橋(こまがたどうあずまばし)」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.45, pls. 208-211; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.019

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 24 cm (14 1/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.9468

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 062 (summer section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.16699, 11.36876.39, 11.36943, 21.9468
夏の部。駒形は浅草寺(せんそうじ)の本尊馬頭(ばとう)観音が上陸した所とされ、左下に駒形堂が見える。棹の先の赤い布は小間物屋の宣伝のしるし。吉原の高尾太夫の句「君は今駒形あたりほととぎす」の図案化と思われ、上部にほととぎすが飛ぶ。雨中の景。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 1
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳正
彫師:なし

Provenance

February 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection