Clear Weather after Snow at Massaki (Massaki yukibare no zu), from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tôto meisho)
about 1832–38 (Tenpô 3–9)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)
Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #51.27, pl. 500; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 244, horizontal ôban #66.19; Matsuki 1939, #24
Horizontal ôban; 23.5 x 34.8 cm (9 1/4 x 13 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.39268, 20.65, 21.9873, 21.9874, 54.396
Title, censor’s seal, and publisher’s mark in right margin, cut off of this impression.
Censor's seal: (kiwame; in lower right margin, cut off of this impression)
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection