Wood of the Cherry Trees on the Sumida Embankment (Sumida-zutsumi sakura no ki), from the series Five Elements at Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho goshô)

「江戸名所五性 墨田堤桜の木」

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #7.1, pl. 32; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 253, ôban #7.1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 25 cm (14 11/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17150

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: Kinugasa, Murata
No blockcutter's mark

改印:衣笠、村田
彫師:なし

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