Mount Atago, Shiba (Shiba Atagoyama), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 芝愛宕山(しば あたごやま)」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.52, pls. 224-225; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #21; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.051

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.1 x 24 cm (14 3/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10412

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 021 (spring section) on the title page for the series. The inscription above the artist’s signature reads “Third day of the first month, the messenger of Bishamon.”

MFA impressions: 11.16691, 11.35846, 11.45672, 11.36876.16, 21.10412
春の部。落款部分に「正月三日毘沙門使(びしゃもんのつかい)」とあるように、愛宕神社の地主神(じしゅしん)毘沙門天を祭る強飯式(ごうはんしき・大鉢の飯を食べさせる行事)を描く。愛宕山は大地の東端にあり江戸の町を一望できた。遠景に江戸湾を望む。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige ga
正月三日毘沙門使 広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 8
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳八
彫師:なし

Provenance

November 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at the Metzgar sale (lot 427); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection