Shiba Shinmei, from the series Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho)

「江戸名所 芝神明」

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu) (Japanese, 1826–1869), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.8 x 35.7 cm (9 3/4 x 14 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26457

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.767, 11.26457

Signed

Shigenobu ga
重宣画

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 10
No blockcutter's mark
改印:午十
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: August 3, 1911)

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