The Messenger of Bishamon on the Third Day of the New Year, an Old Custom at Mount Atago in Shiba (Shiba Atagoyama kitsurei shôgatsu mikka Bishamon no tsukai), from the series Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho)

「江戸名所 芝愛宕山吉例 正月三日毘沙門之使」

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #84.21, pl. 887; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 247, horizontal ôban #19.20

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25 x 36.6 cm (9 13/16 x 14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.9983

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Ox 11
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、渡辺、丑十一
彫師:なし

Provenance

May 1917, 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