Saruwaka-machi Bustling at the Opening of the Theater Season (Saruwaka-machi shibai kaomise han'ei no zu), from the series Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho)

「江戸名所 猿若町芝居顔見世繁栄之図」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1839–42 (Tenpô 10–3)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #62.7, pl. 742; Edo-Tokyo Museum, Edo kabuki (1995), #5-8; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 247, horizontal ôban #16.7; Matsuki 1939, #222

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 23.7 x 36.7 cm (9 5/16 x 14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10020

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.877, 06.1262, 21.10020

No publisher’s mark on this impression.

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

No censor's seal

Provenance

February 1916, acquired 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