First Cuckoo of the Year at Tsukudajima (Tsukudajima hatsu hototogisu), from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tôto meisho)

「東都名所 佃島初廓公」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1831–32 (Tenpô 2–3)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #46.8, pls. 447-448; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 244, horizontal ôban #61.08; Matsuki 1939, #3

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.9 x 38.6 cm (9 13/16 x 15 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5245

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.26197, 21.5245

Signed

Ichiyûsai Hiroshige ga
一幽斎広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection