Visiting the Fudô Temple in Megoro (Meguro Fudô môde), from the series Famous Places in Edo (Kôto meisho)

「江都名所 目黒不動詣」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1832–34 (Tenpô 3–5)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Aritaya Seiemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #49.9, pl. 461; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 247, horizontal ôban #09.24; Tanba 1965, #28

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.2 x 37.5 cm (9 15/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.39196

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.39196, 20.40, 21.8901

All three MFA impressions appear to be from the first edition of 1832-34 rather than the later edition of 1839-42 (Sakai pl. 474).

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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: January 19, 2005)

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