Clearing Weather at Awazu (Awazu seiran), from the series Eight Views of Ômi (Ômi hakkei no uchi)

「近江八景之内 粟津晴嵐」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1834–35 (Tenpô 5–6)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 23.9 x 37.8 cm (9 7/16 x 14 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.17250

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.863, 06.1019, 11.17250, 21.6799, 21.6800

Inscription

Poem: Kumo harau/ arashi ni tsurete/ momo fune mo/ chi fune mo nami no/ Awazu ni zo yoru
雲はらふ あらしにつれて 百ふねも 千ふねもなみの あわ津にそよる

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