Rolling a Mortar across the Snow

雪中臼ころがし

Japanese
Edo period
about 1830–44 (Tenpô era)
Artist Taigaku (Japanese, active about 1810–1844)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 7, Musée Guimet II (1990), fig. 97; Genshoku Ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten, v. 2 (1982), #323 (uncut sheet)

Dimensions

Harimaze, cut from vertical ôban sheet; 16.6 x 23.9 cm (6 9/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

06.812

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.812, 21.1025

From a sheet of three designs: calligraphy (upper right); bat and moon (upper left); rolling a mortar in snow (bottom).

Signed

Taigaku
戴岳

Markings

Artist's seal: Manji

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection