The Ferry Crossing at Sakasai (Sakasai no watashi), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 逆井(さかさい)のわたし」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.46, pls. 212, 213; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #67; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.45

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25 cm (14 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.9471

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 067 (summer section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.16698, 11.36876.44, 21.9471; and fragments: 21.8817, 21.8818, 21.8819, 21.8820
夏の部。図は江戸と下総を流れる中川にあった逆井の渡しを、亀戸側から描く。手前に白鷺を、対岸には小松菜で有名な西小松川村新町の町並みを配し、遠くには房総半島の山並みを描く。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 2
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳二
彫師:なし

Provenance

May 1915, 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