View to the North from Asuka Hill (Asukayama kita no chôbô), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 飛鳥山(あすかやま)北の眺望」

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.008, pls. 135-137;Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.008

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 24.8 cm (14 9/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.9449

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 017 (spring section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.17071, 11.45646, 21.9449, 52.1426
春の部。現在も花見の名所として人気のある飛鳥山を描く。飛鳥山には八代将軍吉宗により多くの桜が植えられ、西に富士、北に筑波山(画面中央)を臨むことができたことからも多くの人びとが訪れた。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 5
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、辰五
彫師:なし

Provenance

November 1912, 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