Snow at Akabane Bridge in Shiba (Shiba Akabane no yuki), from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tôto meisho)

「東都名所 芝赤羽根之雪」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1832–38 (Tenpô 3–9)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #54.9, pls. 514-515; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 244, horizontal ôban #64.05; Matsuki 1939, #58

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.3 x 37.2 cm (9 9/16 x 14 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.9882

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.1087, 06.1240, 11.24942, 21.9881, 21.9882, RES.54.116 (second edition)

There are two editions of this series, a first edition from the 1830s and a reprint edition with censorship seals of the 1840s.

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

August 1916, purchased 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