Suijin Shrine and Massaki on the Sumida River (Sumidagawa Suijin no mori Massaki), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 隅田川水神の森真崎」

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 8th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.59, pls. 238, 239; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #35; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.58

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.36876.26

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 035 (spring section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.36876.26, 11.45667, 21.9456, 21.9457
春の部。真崎(まっさき)と水神の森を隅田川対岸の向島より見る。正面には筑波山を望む。画面下の道は橋場の渡しに通じ、水神の森(祭神は船魂神(ふなたまのかみ))は船頭達の信仰を集めた。桜の名所としても名高い。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 8
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、辰八
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