Kanbara: Night Snow (Kanbara, yoru no yuki), first state, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi), also known as the First Tôkaidô or Great Tôkaidô

「東海道五十三次之内 蒲原 夜之雪」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 245, horizontal ôban #55.16

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 23 x 35.5 cm (9 1/16 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

21.5031

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 16 in the series, first state (sky dark at top, lines in knees of figure at right).

MFA impressions:
First state: 11.26110, *11.38911 (deaccessioned in 2012), 21.5031
Second state: 06.1183, 11.17295, 11.25156, 11.30429, 21.5032, 42.566, 2009.2411.16

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: (kiwame; in left margin, cut offof this impression)
改印:(極)

Provenance

November 1912, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection