The Whirlpools at Awa (Awa Naruto), from the series Famous Places in the Provinces (Shokoku meisho)

「諸国名所 阿波鳴門」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1854–58 (Ansei 1–5)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Iseya Sôemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Faulkner, Hiroshige Fan Prints (2001), pl. 86; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 5, Victoria and Albert Museum II (1989), pl. 114; the series: Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 230, fan prints #48 (this design not listed)

Dimensions

Uchiwa-e on horizontal aiban sheet; 22.7 x 29.4 cm (8 15/16 x 11 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10105

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

Censor's seal: aratame
No blockcutter's mark

Provenance

February 1916, 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