Distant View from Shôheizaka Slope (Shôheizaka no enkei), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji Seen from the Eastern Capital (Tôto Fujimi sanjûrokkei)

「東都富士見三十六景 昌平坂乃遠景」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1843 (Tenpô 14)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Murataya Jirobei (Eiyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri 2011, #274; MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #128; Suzuki et al., Utagawa Kuniyoshi ten (1996), #196; Suzuki 1992, #28; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 5, Victoria and Albert Museum II (1987), pl. 59

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.1 x 35.3 cm (9 1/2 x 13 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.24950

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: Mura
No blockcutter's mark
改印:村
彫師:なし

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