Kusatsu: View of Lake Biwa (Kusatsu, Biwako fûkei), cut from sheet 15 of the harimaze series Pictures of the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi zue)

東海道五十三次図会 十五 「草津 琵琶湖風景」 (張交)

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga, Part II (2009), Edo #90-16 (uncut sheet); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #45 (series of 15 sheets, not listed individually)

Dimensions

Harimaze, cut from vertical ôban sheet; 15.3 x 15.3 cm (6 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

21.8697

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a sheet of four pictures showing Ishibe (TL), Kusatsu (TR), Ôtsu (BR), and Kyoto (BL) stations.

MFA impressions: 21.8697 (Kusatsu), 21.8698 (Kyoto)

Signed

Hiroshige
広重

Markings

Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of 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