Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Edo period (1615–1868)
Polychrome woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
H. 9 15/16 in. (25.2 cm); W. 14 7/16 in. (36.7 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1919
Not on view
Formulaic, yet still punctuated by surprising points of view, Hiroshige's lighthearted survey of Edo's famous gastronomic sites includes a punning couplet about each place in the fan-shaped cartouches at the upper right. The eclectic mix of Edo denizens that appears in this series is delightful.
Signature: Hiroshige ga
Appleton Collection , New York (until 1919; sold to Lucy Fletcher Brown). ; [ Lucy F. Brown , New York, 1919; sold to MMA].