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

Provenance

1954, by exchange from Worcester Art Museum to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 8, 1954)

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