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NIght Rain at Akasaka Kiribatake (Akasaka Kiribatake uchû yûkei), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

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This design was added to the series after the death of Hiroshige I in 1858, apparently as a substitute for his design of 1856 depicting Akasaka Kiribatake. MFA impressions: 11.26352, 21.10427

Signed

Nisei Hiroshige ga 二世広重画

Marks

Censor's seal: Goat 4 aratame No blockcutter's mark

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, 1859 (Ansei 6), 4th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.3, pl. 125; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), p. 12, fig. 1; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.3.2

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 23.1 cm (14 5/16 x 9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.10427

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints