No. 54, Ôtsu: View of Lake and Town of Ôtsu from Kannon Hall of Mii Temple (Ôtsu, Miidera Kannondô yori Ôtsu no machi kosui chôbô), from the series Famous Sights of the Fifty-three Stations (Gojûsan tsugi meisho zue), a.k.a. the Vertical Tôkaidô

「五十三次名所図会 五十四 大津 三井寺観音堂より大津の町湖水眺望」

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 252, ôban #24.54

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 25.5 cm (14 5/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.16809

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.16809, 11.30304, 21.5292

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu

広重筆

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 8
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、卯八
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