Night Rain at Emonzaka (Emonzaka no yoru no ame), from the series Eight Views of Edo (Edo Hakkei)

「江戸八景 衣紋坂の夜の雨」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1801 (Kansei 13/Kyôwa 1)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #480.2; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 246.1.2

Dimensions

Vertical aiban; 31.3 x 22.5 cm (12 5/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.54.48

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.6144, RES.54.48

Ukiyo-e shûka identifies the publisher of the series as Moriya Jihei, but there is no publisher’s mark on this impression.

Signed

Utamaro hitsu
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

1954, by exchange from Worcester Art Museum to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 8, 1954)

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24