Lingering Snow for Azuma and Yohei (Azuma Yohei zansetsu), from the untitled series known as Eight Views of Tragic Lovers (Michiyuki hakkei)

道行八景 「あづま 与平 残雪」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1798 (Kansei 10)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Catalogue Raisonné

Lane, Hokusai Life and Work (1989)), list #33.5, pl. 65 (first ed.), fig. 26 (2nd ed.); Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 227, vertical chûban #14.1; Ukiyo-e taikei 8 (1975), #8 (2nd ed.)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 23.2 x 17.5 cm (9 1/8 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.20160

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.20160, 21.10195 (second edition, with title removed)

Signed

Kakô ga

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