Hiroshige

Utagawa Hiroshige

1797-1858

One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Fukagawa Susaki and Jumantsubo
(Meisho Edo hyakkei: Fukagawa Susaki jumantsubo)

titled at the upper right, Meisho Edo hyakkei: Fukagawa Susaki jumantsubo, signed Hiroshige ga, with censor's seals, aratame (examined), and date seal, mi uruu go (the year of the snake [1957] intercalary 5th month), followed by the publisher's seal, Shitaya Shinkuro Uoei (Uoya Eikichi), 1857

oban tate-e 14 1/8 by 9 5/8 in., 35.9 by 24.3 cm

This is a view from Fukagawa Susaki, the very well known peninsula along Edo Bay with the popular Benten Shrine at the very tip. The land offered excellent shellfish-gathering at low tide in the spring. The view faces northeast towards Jumantsubo, a tract of land named after its approximate size of one hundred thousand tsubo (about eight acres).

References:
Henry D. Smith II, One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Illustrations by Hiroshige, George Braziller & Brooklyn Museum of Art, 1986, no. 107
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (collections.mfa.org), accession no. 11.36876.68
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (metmuseum.org), accession no. JP2520
Brooklyn Museum (brooklynmuseum.org), accession no. 30.1478.107
(inv. no. 10-5168)

price: $16,500

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