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
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
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; 23 x 35.8 cm (9 1/16 x 14 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.54.124

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

Censor's seal: Tanaka Heishirô
No blockcutter's mark
改印:田中
彫師:なし

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24