Shinobazu Pond (Shinobazu no ike), from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tôto meisho)

「東都名所 不忍之池」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #68.4, pl. 614; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 244, horizontal ôban #62.04; Matsuki 1939, #66

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 23.4 x 38.1 cm (9 3/16 x 15 in.)

Accession Number

21.9836

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.2160 (Masudaya), 11.2250 (Masudaya), 21.9836 (no mark; first edition?)

No publisher’s mark on this impression, but probably the first edition, published by Kawaguchiya Shôzô.

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

No censor's seal

Provenance

May 1915, 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