The Six Jewel Rivers (Mu Tamagawa)

六玉川

Japanese
Edo period
about 1785–89 (late Tenmei era)
Artist Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820), Publisher Fushimiya Zenroku (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 6, Musee Guimet I (1990), pl. 111 (complete hexaptych); Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 7 (1980), #193 (complete hexaptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.6 x 75.1 cm (15 3/16 x 29 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7359-61

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych (right half of hexaptych): 21.7359 (right), 21.7360 (center), 21.7361 (left)
MFA impressions:
First edition, pub. Fushimiya Zenroku, limited colors:
06.721 (sheet 3); *11.14948 (sheet 4, deaccessioned in 2012); 21.6187VR (sheets 4-6; 21.6187, 21.7358, 63.1074); 21.7356 (sheet 2); 21.7357 (sheet 3); 21.7359-61 (sheets 1-3); 23.191 (sheet 2)
Second edition, pub. Tsutaya Jûzaburô, full color:
11.14946-7 (sheets 4-5); 21.6197 (sheet 4); 21.7362-4 (sheets 4-6)

Signed

Shunman ga (on left and center sheets only)
俊満画

Markings

Artist's seal: Shunman

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection