Pine of Success and Oumayagashi, Asakusa River (Asakusagawa Shubi no matsu Oumayagashi), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 浅草川首尾の松御厩河岸」

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 8th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.5, pls. 128, 129; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #61; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.6

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 24.5 cm (14 1/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36876.40

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 061 (summer section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.17028, 11.17029, 11.36876.40, 11.45666, 21.9467, 34.294, 1970.31
夏の部。浅草の辺りを流れる隅田川を別に浅草川ともいった。両国橋上手西岸には幕府米蔵の船入堀(ふないりぼり)が並び、その埠頭(ふとう)にあったのが通称首尾の松で、吉原通いの舟の目標となった。空には星がまたたいている。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 8
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、辰八
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: January 19, 2005)

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