Cherry Blossoms at Yoshino (Yoshino), from the series Snow, Moon and Flowers (Setsugekka)

「雪月花 吉野」 花

Japanese
Edo period
about 1833 (Tenpô 4)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Hokusai (2013), #69; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 229, horizontal ôban #20.3

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.4 x 35.6 cm (9 5/8 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

11.24944

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.24944, 21.6713, 34.326

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu
前北斎為一筆

Markings

No censor's seal
No publisher's mark
改印:なし
版元:なし

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