Nihonbashi, from the series Cutout Pictures of Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho harimaze zue)

江戸名所張交図会 「日本橋」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #11.5, pls. 113 (uncut sheet, full color), 114 (uncut sheet, blue); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 253, ôban #08.05; Matsuki 1939, #585 (uncut sheet)

Dimensions

Harimaze, cut from vertical ôban sheet; 34.2 x 6.8 cm (13 7/16 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.8846

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (aizuri-e); color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a sheet of four pictures showing Nihonbashi (R), Ueno (TC), Megoro (TL), Kaian-ji (BL).

MFA impressions: 06.1628 (Nihonbashi), 21.8846 (Nihonbashi, blue), 21.8859 (Meguro, blue), 21.8860 (Ueno), RES.54.8 (uncut sheet)

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Artist's seal: Hiro

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of 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