Cherry-blossom Viewing

花見

Japanese
Meiji era
1880 (Meiji 13), April
Artist Utagawa Yoshifuji (Japanese, 1828–1889)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.1 cm (14 1/8 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.44659

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Publisher’s name and address in lower left margin, illegible because of damage.

Signed

Nishimura Tôtarô
西村藤太郎

Markings

No blockcutter's mark

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection