The Cave at Enoshima in Sagami Province (Sôshû Enoshima iwaya no zu), from the series Famous Places in Our Country (Honchô meisho)

「本朝名所 相州江ノ嶋岩屋ノ図」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1832 (Tenpô 3)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Fujiokaya Hikotarô (Shôgendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #108; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 243, horizontal ôban #82.11

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.3 x 37.2 cm (9 9/16 x 14 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.54

Medium or Technique

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

Out on Loan

Out On Loan

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

One of three designs thought to be the earliest in the series, designed several years before the others.
MFA impressions: 20.54, 21.8922

Signed

Ichiryûsai Hiroshige ga
一立斎広重画

Provenance

Henry Brooks Adams (b. 1838 - d. 1918), Washington, DC; 1920, gift of the estate of Henry Brooks Adams to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 22, 1920)

Credit Line

Gift of Adams Collection