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」
Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 245, horizontal ôban #55.40
Horizontal ôban; 24.2 x 35.9 cm (9 1/2 x 14 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 40 in the series, first (?) state (with background mountain).
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
Censor's seal: kiwame
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.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection