Bashô's Hermitage and Camellia Hill on the Kanda Aqueduct at Sekiguchi (Sekiguchi jôsui-bata Bashôan Tsubakiyama), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 せき口上水端はせを庵椿やま」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.62, pls. 244, 245; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #40; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.61

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 33.6 x 22 cm (13 1/4 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.16704

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 040 (spring section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.16704, 21.9460
春の部。目白台近くを蛇行する神田上水を描く。右方は堰(せき)の修復工事に携わったとされることから、寛保3年(1743)の芭蕉の五十年忌に建てられた芭蕉庵。この辺りは椿の名所で椿山ともいい、近くの武家屋敷は椿山荘(ちんざんそう)と呼ばれた。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: (aratame, Snake 4; cut off of this impression)
No blockcutter's mark
改印:(改、巳四)
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