Twilight Snow on the Sumida River (Sumidagawa no bosetsu), from the series Eight Views of Edo in Triptychs (Edo hakkei no uchi, sanmaitsuzuki)

「江戸八景ノ内 三枚続 隅田川の暮雪」

Japanese
Edo period
1812 (Bunka 9), 1st or 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô II (Shunsen) (Japanese, 1762–about 1830), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.5 x 73.1 cm (15 3/16 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.13567, 11.26903, 11.26904

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.13567 (left), 11.26903 (center), 11.26904 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.13567VR (11.13567, 11.26903, 11.26904; complete triptych), 11.18017-8 (right and center sheets), 11.26902 (left sheet)

Signed

Shunsen ga (on right sheet only)
春扇画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Tsumuraya Saburobei
改印:極、津三

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