Cherry-blossom Viewing at Ueno

上野の花見 (校合摺)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1785–89 (late Tenmei era)
Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Center sheet: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 6, Musee Guimet I (1990), pl. 154

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 26.9 cm (15 3/16 x 10 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.23050

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of an incomplete triptych; 11.24857 is the left sheet.

Signed

Shunzan ga
春山画

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: August 3, 1911)

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