Zôjô-ji Pagoda and Akabane (Zôjô-ji tô, Akabane), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 増上寺塔赤羽根」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.66, pl. 252, 253, 254, 255; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.065

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 25 cm (14 3/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.35832

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 053 (summer section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.16738, 11.35832, 11.36876.37

Signed

Hiroshige ga

広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 1
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、巳正
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: 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