Suwa Bluff, Nippori (Nippori Suwanodai), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 日暮里諏訪の台」

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 5th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.81, pls. 289, 290; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #15; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.80

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.36876.14

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 015 (spring section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.16688, 11.35843, 11.36876.14, 21.9447
春の部。諏訪神社は元享2年(1322)の建立とされ、花見の人々で賑わう境内が描かれる。この諏訪の台からは東北方面が見渡せ、画面右下には新堀(にっぽり)村(後の日暮里)の家々の屋根が連なる。右遠方の山は筑波山。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 5
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、辰五
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