Spiral Hall, Five Hundred Rakan Temple (Gohyaku Rakan Sazaidô), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

「名所江戸百景 五百羅漢さゞゐ堂」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.42, pls. 203-204; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.041

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 25.3 cm (14 11/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.9476

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 066 (summer section) on the title page for the series.

MFA impressions: 11.16726, 11.45648, 21.9476
夏の部。亀戸(かめいど)村の羅漢寺を描く。右の高楼は三階建てで、百体の羅漢像が安置され、すべてをまわると西国(さいごく)、坂東(ばんどう)、秩父(ちちぶ)の霊場をめぐったのと同じ霊験があるとされた。螺旋(らせん)状の階段があったことから栄螺堂(さざえどう、さざいどう)と呼ばれた。 – 藤澤紫K

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 8
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳八
彫師:なし

Provenance

February 1916, 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