Crossing the Ice on Lake Suwa in Shinano Province (Shinshû Suwa kosui kôri watari)

「信州陬防(すわ)湖水氷渡」 (校合摺)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Hokusai (2013), #94; TNM, Hokusai (2005), #381; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 230, naga-ôban #2

Dimensions

Vertical nagaban; 53.4 x 27.5 cm (21 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19664

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.19650, 11.19664 (key block), 21.6880

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu
前北斎為一筆

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