No. 41, Hollyhock Slope (Aoi-zaka), from the series Forty-Eight Famous Views of Edo (Edo meisho yonjûhakkei)

「江戸名所四十八景 四十一 葵坂」

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu) (Japanese, 1826–1869), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #16-41

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.1 x 18.3 cm (9 7/8 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.20543

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.1716, 11.20543, 11.26436, 2016.1239

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 1 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:酉正改
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: August 3, 1911)

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