Snow on the Kiso Gorge in Shinano Province (Shinshû Kiso no yuki), from the series One Hundred Famous Views in the Various Provinces (Shokoku meisho hyakkei)

「諸国名所百景 信州木曽の雪」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu) (Japanese, 1826–1869), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mueller et al., Competition and Collaboration (2007), #188; Strange 1925, p. 193, list #33

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 25.1 cm (14 7/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.17089

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.17089, 11.17090

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 10 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:未十改
彫師:なし

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