The City Flourishing, Tanabata Festival (Shichû han'ei Tanabata Matsuri), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 市中繁栄七夕祭」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.8, pls. 216-217; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #73; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.47; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 5 (1980), #43

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.6 x 23.9 cm (14 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10433

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 073 (fall section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.16881, 11.36876.49, 21.10433

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 7
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳七
彫師:なし

Provenance

November 1912, 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