Paulownia Plantation at Akasaka (Akasaka Kiribatake), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 赤坂桐畑(きりばたけ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.002, pls. 123-124; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.003.1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 24.3 cm (14 1/8 x 9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.9463

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 052 (summer section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 21.9463, 52.1419
夏の部。享保年間(1716~36)、赤坂から虎の門に至る溜池(ためいけ)の土手の補強のため桐を植えたことから、この辺りを桐畑と称した。手前には二本の桐の木が配される。左手山王台の日枝(ひえ)神社へは参拝客が舟で行き来したという。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 4
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、辰四
彫師:なし

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection