In 1860, a Kôshin Year Corresponding to the Sixty-first Year, Women Climb Mount Fuji from the North Side (Man'en gannen kôshin rokujûichinenme ni atari Fujisan kitaguchi nyonin tôzan no zu)

「万延元年庚申六十一年目ニ当リ冨士山北口女入登山之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Shinagawaya Kyûsuke, later Sugiura Asajirô (Tôseidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 009-0186 (R), 009-0187 (C), 009-0188 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.9 × 76.1 cm (14 1/2 × 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41142a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

In general women were not permitted to climb Mount Fuji until 1872, but exceptions were sometimes made.

Signed

Tôto Ikkeisai Yoshiiku hitsu (on right sheet), Ikkeisai Yoshiiku hitsu (on center and left sheets)

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 3 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:申三改
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: January 19, 2005)

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