The Spiral Hall at the Temple of the Five Hundred Arhats (Gohyaku rakan Sazaidô), from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tôto meisho)

「東都名所 五百羅漢さゞゐ堂」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1840–42 (Tenpô 11–13)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #70.5, pl. 649; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 244, horizontal ôban #68.05; Matsuki 1939, #72

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 23.1 x 36.2 cm (9 1/16 x 14 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

54.405

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.1086, 06.2587, 21.9777, 54.405

No publisher’s mark on this impression.

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

No censor's seal

Provenance

1954, by exchange from Worcester Art Museum to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 8, 1954)

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24