Chiryû: Early Summer Horse Fair (Chiryû, shuka uma ichi), second (?) 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; 24.4 x 37.2 cm (9 5/8 x 14 2/3 in.)

Accession Number

52.1431

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, second (?) state (without 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

1952, gift of Dr. G.S. Amsden to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 9, 1952)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. G. S. Amsden