Waterfall Seen from Behind at Nikkô (Nikkô urami taki), from an untitled series of landscapes

「日光裏見滝」

Japanese
Taishô-era printing of Edo-period design?
early 20th century
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)


Catalogue Raisonné

Levine and Harkins, "A Posthumously Published Print Album by Kuniyoshi," Impressions 11 (summer 1985); another print in the series: Robinson, Kuniyoshi (1961), pl. 46

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26.5 x 37.5 cm (10 7/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

49.1251

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Robinson suggests a date of ca. 1840 for the series; but Levine and Harkins state that the design is one of an album of eight landscapes, published by Wakita in Osaka in the early twentieth century, after original designs by Kuniyoshi.

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

No censor's seal
Artist's seal: toshidama

Provenance

1949, gift of Porter Sargent to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Porter Sargent