Nihonbashi, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi), also known as the Kyôka Tôkaidô

「東海道五十三次 日本橋」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1840–42 (Tenpô 11–13)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 236, horizontal chûban #24.01

Dimensions

Horizontal chûban; 16.2 x 21.2 cm (6 3/8 x 8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.9109

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 1 in the series.

MFA impressions: 06.829.1, *11.45676 (deaccessioned in 2012), 21.9109

Inscription

Poem by Anoya Yukihisa: Nihonbashi/ tada hitosuji ni/ miyako made/ tôkute chikaki/ harugasumi kana
日本橋たヾ一すぢに都まで遠くて近きはるがすみかな あのや幸久

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: (kiwame; in lower left margin, cut off of this impression)
改印:(極)

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