Kiga, from the series Seven Hot Springs of Hakone (Hakone shichiyu zue)

「箱根七湯図絵 木賀」

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 243, horizontal ôban #78.2; Tamba (Tanba), Ukiyo-e Edo kara Hakone made (1963), #260

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.4 x 35.6 cm (9 5/8 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

11.23110

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.831.2, 11.23110, 11.39188, 21.8975, 2009.5007.16

Signed

Hiroshige ga

広重画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 12
No blockcutter's mark

改印:衣笠、村田、子十二
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