Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom at Arashiyama (Arashiyama manka), from the series Famous Views of Kyoto (Kyôto meisho no uchi)

「京都名所之内 あらし山満花」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1834 (Tenpô 5)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 246, horizontal ôban #35.01

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.1 x 27.6 cm (9 7/8 x 10 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.17262

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.1071, 11.1858, *11.17226 (deaccessioned in 2012), 11.17262, 21.8199, 21.8200

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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