Snow (Yuki), from the series Moon, Snow, and Flowers (Getsusetsuka no uchi)

「月雪花の内 雪」

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G350-02, pl. 6

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.38749a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.38749a-c, 11.38998a-c

Signed

Ichijusai Kunisada ga (on right and left sheets), Baichôrô Kunisada ga (on center sheet)
一寿斎国貞画 梅蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Rat 11
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、渡辺、子十一
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: January 19, 2005)

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