Viewing Cherry Blossoms at Mukôjima (Mukôjima hanami no zu)

「向ふ島花見の図」

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kuniaki II (Japanese, 1835–1888), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.3 x 72.7 cm (13 7/8 x 28 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36801a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kuniaki ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

国明画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 3 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Horikô Iwa (on left sheet), Hori Iwa (on center sheet), Yokokawa Hori Iwa (on left sheet)

改印:戌三改
彫師:彫工岩 彫岩 横川彫岩

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: January 19, 2005)

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