Scattered Pines, Tone River (Tonegawa Barabara-matsu), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 利根川ばらばら松」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.77, pls. 279-282; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #71; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.76

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.36876.47

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 071 (summer section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 06.1090, 11.26351, 11.35839, 11.36876.47, 11.45647, 21.9473
夏の部。利根川は関東一の名流で坂東太郎の異名を持つ。ばらばら松は広重の『絵本江戸土産』にも登場するが、場所は諸説ある。川魚を獲る投網と、その勢いに驚くかのように飛ぶ白鷺の姿を描く。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
改印:なし
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