Chiryû: Early Summer Horse Fair (Chiryû, shuka uma ichi), first (?) state, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi), also known as the First Tôkaidô or Great Tôkaidô

「東海道五十三次之内 池鯉鮒 首夏馬市」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 245, horizontal ôban #55.40

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.2 x 35.9 cm (9 1/2 x 14 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.5066

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 40 in the series, first (?) state (with background mountain).

MFA impressions:
With background mountain: 11.26130, 21.5066
Without background mountain: 06.1498, 11.2228, 11.17405, *11.17406 (deaccessioned in 2012), 11.30166, 21.5065, 52.1431, 2009.2411.40

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

November 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at the sale of Mr. Judson D. Metzgar's collection at the American Art Galleries, New York (lot #140); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection