Twilight Snow at Mount Hira (Hira bosetsu), from the series Eight Views of Ômi (Ômi hakkei)

「近江八景 比良暮雪」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu) (Japanese, 1826–1869), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.4 x 37.3 cm (9 5/8 x 14 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10173

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.10173, 21.10174

Inscription

Poem: Yuki haruru/ Hira no takane no/ yûgure wa/ hana no sakari ni/ suguru koro ka na

Signed

Nisei Hiroshige ga
二世広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Kane
改印:未弐改
彫師:彫兼

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection