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
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)


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; 23.1 x 36.1 cm (9 1/16 x 14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.54.116

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: Tanaka
No blockcutter's mark
改印:田中
版元:なし

Provenance

1954, by exchange from Worcester Art Museum to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 8, 1954)

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24