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Decorations for the Opening of the Theater Season in Saruwaka-machi (Saruwaka-machi kaomise kazarimono), from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tôto meisho)

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MFA impressions: 21.9888, RES.49.103

Signed

Utagawa Hiroshige ga (on left banner)

Marks

Artist's seal: Hiro (on lantern) Publisher's mark: Sanoki (in black on margin) Censors' seals: Watanabe, Kinugasa 改印: 渡辺、衣笠

Provenance

1949, anonymous gift to the MFA.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Japanese, Edo period, 1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Edo-Tokyo Museum, Edo kabuki (1995), p. 69; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 244, horizontal ôban #64.04; Matsuki 1939, #55

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.2 x 37.2 cm (9 15/16 x 14 2/3 in.)

Accession Number

RES.49.103

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints