Paper for a Folded Calligraphy Copybook: Lower Meguro (Shimo-Meguro), from the series Thirty-six Views of Fuji (Fuji sanjûrokkei)

絵入折手本 「富士三十六景 下目黒」 (北斎の富岳三十六景に基いた)

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

17.8 x 36.2 cm (7 x 14 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

49.646

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a series based on selected designs from Hokusai’s “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji,” for use as folded calligraphy copybooks (eiri ori tehon). The MFA has 8 prints (49.640 to 49.647) from what was apparently a set of 12; a complete (?) set is in the Irie Collection at the Hyôgo Prefectural History Museum.
Compare the Hokusai print of the same title: 11.17535, 21.5371 . This version of the scene, however, is very different; it appears to show an ocean view, which was not actually visible from this location in Edo.

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Credit Line

Gift of L. Aaron Lebowich