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Kasumigaseki (with kites), from the series Famous Places in Edo (Kôto meisho)

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There are two versions of the Kasumigaseki design, both with the title spelled out completely in hiragana. With kites in the background: 06.588, 11.17220, 21.8920, 54.393 With soap bubbles blown from a bubble pipe: 06.1088, 11.39256, 20.48, 21.8897, 21.8898

Signed

Hiroshige ga 広重画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

November 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at the Metzgar sale (lot 457); 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, about 1844 (Kôka 1)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 247, horizontal ôban #11.05 (kites)

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.4 x 37.3 cm (9 5/8 x 14 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.8920

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints