Suruga-chô, from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 するがてふ」

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.61, pl. 242, 243; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.060

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 24.5 cm (14 3/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.10406

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 008 (spring section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.16694, 21.10406

春の部。江戸一番と評判の富士見の名所駿河町(するがちょう)は、富士山のある駿河国に由来する。手前には「現金掛け値なし」の商法で繁盛した呉服屋越後屋(三井氏、現三越)が描かれ、右方では主に絹織物(呉服)、左方では綿(めん)や麻の織物(太物、ふともの)が販売された。 – 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

November 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at the Metzgar sale (lot 426); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection