Snow Scene at Shinobazu Pond in Ueno (Ueno Shinobazu no ike yuki no kei)

「上野不忍の池雪の景」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1848–49 (Kaei 1–2)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Jôshûya Kinzô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #25, pl. 409; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 249, ôban triptych #14; Tanba 1965, #158

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.7 x 73 cm (14 1/16 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.27073-5

Medium or Technique

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

On View

Mary Stamas Gallery (Gallery 153)

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.27073 (left), 11.27074 (center), 11.27075 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.27073-5, 11.39583a-c, 11.43018-9 (right and left sheets only), 2015.3264 (center sheet only)

Signed

Hiroshige ga (on each sheet)
広重画

Markings

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark
改印:村松、吉村
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