Descending Geese in the Inner Precincts of the Kannon Temple at Asakusa (Asakusa Kannon okuyama no rakugan), from the series Newly Published Perspective Pictures of Eight Views of Edo (Shinpan uki-e Edo meisho hakkei)

「新版浮絵江戸名所八景 浅草観音奥山ノ落雁」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Kuninaga (Japanese, died in 1827), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.7 x 38.1 cm (10 1/8 x 15 in.)

Accession Number

11.14994

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kuninaga ga

国長画

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