Seidô and Kanda River from Shôhei Bridge (Shôheibashi Seidô Kandagawa), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 昌平橋聖堂神田川」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.55, pls. 230, 231; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #47; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.54

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 23.6 cm (14 1/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.9462

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 047 (summer section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.36876.33, 21.9462
Meiji-era reprint using the original blocks with an altered series title: RES.52.102
夏の部。雨の降る中、神田川の淡路町と外神田を渡す昌平橋を画面右下方に描く。中央右の湯島聖堂は元禄3年(1691)上野忍ヶ岡(しのびがおか)からこの地に移されたもので、孔子とその弟子を祀る。境内には昌平黌(しょうへいこう)という学問所があった。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 9
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳九
彫師:なし

Provenance

1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection