Kanbara: View of the Fuji River from Iwafuchi (Kanbara, Iwafuchi yori Fujikawa o miru zu), from the series The Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi), also known as the Gyôsho Tôkaidô

「東海道五十三次之内 蒲原 岩淵よりふじ川を見る図」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1841–44 (Tenpô 12–Kôka 1)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 242, horizontal aiban #5.16

Dimensions

Horizontal aiban; 22.2 x 33.1 cm (8 3/4 x 13 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39997

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.

MFA impressions:
No censor’s seal, publisher’s mark in black: 06.1805
With censor’s seal, no publisher’s mark: 11.39997, 21.9324

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Hama
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜
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