Kasumigaseki (with kites), from the series Famous Places in Edo (Kôto meisho)

「江都名所 かすみがせき」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1839–42 (Tenpô 10–13)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #58.3, pl. 466; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 247, horizontal ôban #11.05 (kites)

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.4 x 37.3 cm (9 5/8 x 14 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.8920

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

There are two versions of the Kasumigaseki design, both with the title spelled out completely in hiragana.
With kites in the background: 06.588, 11.17220, 21.8920, 54.393
With soap bubbles blown from a bubble pipe: 06.1088, 11.39256, 20.48, 21.8897, 21.8898

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 Metzgar sale (lot 457); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection