Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom at Tôeizan Temple (Tôeizan hanazakari no zu), from the series Newly Published Perspective Pictures (Shinpan uki-e)

「新版浮絵 東叡山花盛之図」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1811 (Bunka 8)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hokusai ten (1967), print #23 (with margin); Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 229, horizontal ôban #15.13

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 23.2 x 33.9 cm (9 1/8 x 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.17585

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Title and publisher (Iseya Rihei) in right margin, cut off of this impression.
One print in the series (11.17582) has a censor’s seal used in 1811.

Signed

Hokusai ga

北斎画

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