View of the Whirlpools at Awa (Awa Naruto no fûkei), from an untitled set of three triptychs

「安房鳴門之風景」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Okazawaya Taheiji (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 249, ôban triptychs #1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.7 x 75.7 cm (14 13/16 x 29 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7618-20

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7618 (left), 21.7619 (center), 21.7620 (right)

MFA impressions: 06.893-5, 21.7618-20, 34.390a-c

The set of three triptychs is often interpreted as representing the theme of Snow, Moon, and Flowers, with the whirlpools representing the flowers.

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu (on left sheet only)
広重筆

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 4
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳四
彫師:なし

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection