Snowy Morning in the Yoshiwara (Yoshiwara yuki no asa), from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tôto meisho)

東都名所 吉原雪の朝

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #54.19 (no photo); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 244, horizontal ôban #64.14; Matsuki 1939, #41

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 22.2 x 34 cm (8 3/4 x 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.9887

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.379, 21.9887

Title and publisher’s mark in right margin, cut off of this impression.
There are two editions of this series, a first edition from the 1830s and a reprint edition with censorship seals of the 1840s.

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Watanabe
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、渡辺
彫師:なし

Provenance

February 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection