The Kannon of the Pure Waterfall at Sakanoshita on the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô Sakanoshita Kiyotaki Kannon), from the series A Tour of Waterfalls in Various Provinces (Shokoku taki meguri)

「諸国滝廻り 東都道坂ノ下清滝くわんおん」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1832 (Tenpô 3)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Hokusai (2013), #59; TNM, Hokusai (2005), #312; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 230, vertical ôban #20.7

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 24.3 cm (14 9/16 x 9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25223

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.25223, 21.6684

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu
前北斎為一筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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