Ryôgoku Ekôin and Moto-Yanagibashi Bridge (Ryôgoku Ekôin Moto-Yanagibashi), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 両ごく回向院(えこういん)元柳橋(もとやなぎばし)」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), intercalary 5th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.118, pls. 367-369; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #5; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.117.1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 24.2 cm (14 3/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.10405

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 005 (spring section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.16686, 11.35838, 21.10405
春の部。明暦大火(1657)の焼死者の供養のため建立した両国回向院から対岸の元柳橋、左方の松平丹波守(まつだいら たんばのかみ)の下屋敷を望む。境内では年二回勧進相撲が開催され、その相撲太鼓の櫓(やぐら)が手前に描かれる。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake intercalary 5
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳壬五
彫師:なし

Provenance

July 1912, 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