Plum Garden at Kamata (Kamata no umezono), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 蒲田の梅園」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.33, pls. 184, 185; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #27; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.31

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 24.7 cm (14 3/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.9453

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 027 (spring section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.16751, 11.45659, 21.9453, 21.9454, 52.1420
春の部。図は、池を造り茶屋も置いた梅見の名所、山本久三郎の梅園。東海道に近い蒲田は農家が副業に植えた梅の木が有名で、道中の常備薬「和中散(わちゅうさん)」を売る店も梅の木を目印に営業した。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 2
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳二
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