New Fuji, Meguro (Meguro Shin-Fuji), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 目黒新冨士」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 4th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.105, pls. 341, 342; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #24; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, ôban #62.104

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 24.5 cm (14 1/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36876.17

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 024 (spring section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.16745, 11.36876.17, 21.9452
春の部。書物奉行で北蝦夷や千島列島を探査した探検家の近藤重蔵(こんどうじゅうぞう)が文政2年(1819)屋敷の内に造った富士塚を、既にあった目黒の富士塚(025)と区別して新富士と呼んだ。右遠方に実際の富士山が山頂を見せている。現在の中目黒2丁目付近。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 4
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳四
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: January 19, 2005)

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