Snow in the Garden (Teichû no yuki), from the series Gappitsu Genji (Genji by Collaborating Brushes)
Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G510, pl. 237; Mueller et al., Competition and Collaboration (2007), #164; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), pl. 26
Vertical ôban, creped; 21.1 x 15.3 cm (8 5/16 x 6 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper, creped
Not On View
Right sheet of incomplete triptych.
MFA impressions: 11.15223VR (11.15223, 11.17154, 11.17155); 11.45406 (right sheet only, creped)
Ôju Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
Censor's seal: Goat 11 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection