Dam on the Otonashi River at Ôji, Popularly Known as "The Great Waterfall" (Ôji Otonashigawa entai, sezoku Ôtaki to tonau), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 王子音無川堰埭、世俗大滝ト唱」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.21, pls. 160, 161; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #19; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.24

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 32.5 x 22.1 cm (12 13/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17060

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 019 (spring section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.17060, 21.10409, 21.10410
春の部。石神井川下流の音無川は飛鳥山と王子稲荷の間を流れる。図は王子稲荷のある西側からの眺め。水を堰きとめる堰埭(えんたい、一般に大滝とも呼ばれた)で水浴みする人を描く。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: (aratame, Snake 2; cut off of this impression)
No blockcutter's mark
改印:(改、巳二)
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