View of Nihon Embankment from the Small Window on the Upper Floor of the Yaozen Restaurant: (Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV as) Yaoya Hanbei, from the series Famous Restaurants of the Eastern Capital (Tôto kômei kaiseki zukushi)

「東都高名会席尽 八百善の二階小窓より日本堤ふし見はらし 八百屋半兵衛」 四代目中村歌右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #8.49, pl. 85; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #48.48

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.9 x 24 cm (13 3/4 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.29013

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.29013, 11.29300, 11.30523

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on portrait); Hiroshige (on inset)

豊国画(年玉枠)、広重

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Rat 10
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino
Artist's seal: Hiro

改印:福、村松、子十
彫師:(彫巳の)

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection