NIght Rain at Akasaka Kiribatake (Akasaka Kiribatake uchû yûkei), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 赤阪桐畑雨中夕けい」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu) (Japanese, 1826–1869), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese), In the manner of Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.3, pl. 125; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), p. 12, fig. 1; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.3.2

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 23.1 cm (14 5/16 x 9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.10427

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This design was added to the series after the death of Hiroshige I in 1858, apparently as a substitute for his design of 1856 depicting Akasaka Kiribatake.

MFA impressions: 11.26352, 21.10427

Signed

Nisei Hiroshige ga
二世広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 4 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:未四改
彫師:なし

Provenance

November 1912, 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