The Kawaguchi Ferry and Zenkô-ji Temple (Kawaguchi no watashi Zenkô-ji), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 川口のわたし善光寺」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.36, pls. 192-193; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.034

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 33.5 x 22 cm (13 3/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10411

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 020 (spring section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.16705, 11.45644, 21.10411, RES.21.391
春の部。現埼玉県川口市の荒川の渡しを描く。対岸の大きな屋根が建久6年(1195)建立の善光寺で、開帳の折には渡し舟が往来した。将軍の日光社参の際にもこの渡しを渡ったが八代将軍の場合は仮橋(かりはし)を架けたという。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: (aratame, Snake 2; cut off of this impression)
No blockcutter's mark
改印:(改、巳二)
彫師:なし

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection