Panoramic View of Enoshima, from an untitled series of Western-style landscapes

江の島遠望

Japanese
Edo period
about 1804–10 (early Bunka era)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Hokusai (2013), #116; TNM, Hokusai (2005), #117 (this impression)

Dimensions

Horizontal kokonotsugiri; 13.5 x 19.1 cm (5 5/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.25002

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

「ミさかなの蚫さたをかとる海士の 水いらすにて祝ふとそ酒 月の屋成丈」

Signed

Hokusai utsusu (written horizontally)
ほくさゐうつす

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