Original Fuji, Meguro (Meguro Moto-Fuji), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 目黒元不二」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.108, pls. 347, 348; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #25 ; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, ôban #62.107

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35 x 24 cm (13 3/4 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10415

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 025 (spring section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.17077, 11.36876.18, 21.10414, 21.10415
春の部。文化9年(1812)に現上目黒1丁目付近に築かれた富士塚。高さは三、四尺(約9~12m)で富士信仰の人々が数多く訪れたという。落語「目黒のさんま」では殿様がさんまを堪能する場所として登場する。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 4
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳四
彫師:なし

Provenance

February 1916, 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