Shitaya Hirokôji (Shitaya Hirokôji), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 下谷広小路」

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 9th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.49, pls. 218, 219; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #13; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.48

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.36876.12

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 013 (spring section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.16733, 11.36876.12, 21.10408
春の部。上野寛永寺に向かう広小路を描く。右側は明和5年(1786)名古屋の呉服商伊藤屋が買収した上野の呉服商松坂屋で、前の通りを花見客の一行が通る。安政2年に起こった大地震は江戸に甚大な被害をもたらしたが、広重はこのシリーズを通して復興の様を描いている。本図には、松坂屋の復興した安政3年9月の改印があり、復興の様子を速報性をもって伝えていることがわかる。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 9
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、辰九
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