Zôjô-ji Temple in Shiba (Shiba Zôjô-ji no zu), from the series Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho)

「江戸名所 芝増上寺之図」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1840–42 (Tenpô 11–13)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Aritaya Seiemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #79.11, pl. 817; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 247, horizontal ôban #09.13

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24 x 36.2 cm (9 7/16 x 14 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.9946

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.9946, RES.54.124

The impression illustrated in Sakai is dated 1843-47 because it has the censor’s seal “Tanaka” above the signature, as does RES.54.124. 21.9946, however, does not have the seal and so has been assigned the date of 1840-42 that Sakai gives for other prints in the series.

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

No censor's seal

Provenance

February 1916, 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