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The City Flourishing, Tanabata Festival (Shichû han'ei Tanabata Matsuri), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

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No. 073 (fall section) on the title page for the series. MFA impressions: 11.16881, 11.36876.49, 21.10433

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

Marks

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 7

Provenance

November 1912, 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

Japanese, Edo period, 1857 (Ansei 4), 7th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.08, pls. 216, 217; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #73; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.47; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 5 (1980), #43

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.6 x 23.9 cm (14 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10433

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints