Pictorial Map of Mount Fuji

富士山の図

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 6th month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Attributed to Utagawa Sadahide (Japanese, 1807–1873)


Catalogue Raisonné

Yokohama Mus. of Art, Fascinating J. Woodcut Prints (2014), #6; Salter, Japanese Popular Prints (2006), pp. 69-71, fig. 62

Dimensions

97 x 99.5 cm (38 3/16 x 39 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4996

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Various signed inscriptions are printed along the upper (“east”) edge (i.e. upside down in this photo). One has the date given for the print, but none appear to identify the artist or publisher. The 2014 Yokohama catalogue attributes the work to Sadahide.
The impression illustrated in Salter has an extra piece, apparently glued around the central arc, that represents the lip of the crater in three dimensions.

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Credit Line

Source unidentified