Pilgrims on Mount Fuji (Fujisan shonin sankei no zu)

「富士山諸人参詣之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunitsuru (Japanese, 1807–78)


Catalogue Raisonné

Miyao, Nihon no giga (1967), p. 180

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.8 x 77.3 cm (14 1/2 x 30 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36854a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The hats and costumes of the pilgrims are inscribed with the names of commodities whose prices are going up or down.

Signed

Kunitsuru ga (on right and center sheets), Ichiyû (?) Kunitsuru ga (on left sheet)

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 6 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take (on right and left sheets)
改印:丑六改
彫師:横川彫竹

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: January 19, 2005)

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