Snow, from the series A Combination of Three Colors: Snow, Moon, and Flowers (Setsugekka mitsu no irodori)

「雪月花美通の色取」 雪

Japanese
Edo period
about 1784 (Tenmei 4)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0621; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #11.1; Chiba, Torii Kiyonaga (2007), pl. 174; MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #57

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 26 cm (15 3/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.13889

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.13889, 21.5639

Signed

Kiyonaga ga
清長画

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