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Horikiri no hana-shobu 堀切ノ花菖蒲 (Flowering Irises at Horikiri) / Meisho Edo hyakkei 名所江戸百景 (One Hundred Famous Views in Edo)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1906,1220,0.663

  • Title (object)

    • Horikiri no hana-shobu 堀切ノ花菖蒲 (Flowering Irises at Horikiri)

    Title (series)

    • Meisho Edo hyakkei 名所江戸百景 (One Hundred Famous Views in Edo)
  • Description

    Colour woodblock print. View of iris garden at Horikiri, through stalks and leaves of irises; visitors with umbrellas admiring flowers in background. Inscribed, signed, sealed and marked.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1857
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 35.4 centimetres
    • Width: 23.3 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        image, top right, in cartouche
      • Inscription Language

        Japanese
      • Inscription Content

        堀切ノ花菖蒲
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Horikiri no hana-shobu
      • Inscription Translation

        Flowering Irises at Horikiri
      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Position

        image, right, in cartouche
      • Inscription Language

        Japanese
      • Inscription Content

        廣重画
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Hiroshige ga
      • Inscription Translation

        Picture by Hiroshige
      • Inscription Type

        seal
      • Inscription Position

        top margin, right
      • Inscription Language

        Japanese
      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Aratame
      • Inscription Comment

        Censorship seal.
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        top margin, right
      • Inscription Language

        Japanese
      • Inscription Content

        巳十一
      • Inscription Translation

        1857
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        image, top right, in cartouche
      • Inscription Language

        Japanese
      • Inscription Content

        名所江戸百景
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Meisho Edo hyakkei
      • Inscription Translation

        One Hundred Famous Views in Edo
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Script

        Japanese
      • Inscription Position

        left margin, bottom
      • Inscription Content

        下谷 / 新黒 / 魚栄
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Shitaya / Shinkoku / Uoei
      • Inscription Comment

        Publisher's mark.
  • Curator's comments

    Farrer 2001

    This print is number 56 in the series 'One Hundred Famous Views in Edo', in which it is found in the summer section. It shows a view of the iris garden at Horikiri through the stalks and leaves of irises. The cultivation of 'hana-shobu' ('iris laevigata') may have begun in this area of marsh in the seventeenth century. This print was made in 1857, shortly after Philipp von Siebold introduced this iris into Europe (Impey 1993, p. 10).

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  • Bibliography

    • Binyon 1916 440 bibliographic details
    • Farrer 2001 51 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited: 2007 Nov 28-2008 Jan 20, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK, 'Utagawa Hiroshige: The Moon Reflected' 2008 Mar 8-Apr 26, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK, 'Utagawa Hiroshige: The Moon Reflected' 2008 Oct-2009 Feb, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to present'
    2015 12 Mar-7 Jun, Manchester Art Gallery, Emily Allchurch
    2015 18 Jul-31 Aug, Nottingham, Djanogly Art Gallery, Emily Allchurch

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1906

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1906,1220,0.663

  • Additional IDs

    • B440
Woodblock. Townscape. Irises at Horikiri. Nishiki-e on paper.

Woodblock. Townscape. Irises at Horikiri. Nishiki-e on paper.

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