Whaling off the Gotô Islands (Gotô kujira tsuki), from the series One Thousand Pictures of the Ocean (Chie no umi)

「千絵の海 五島鯨突」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1833 (Tenpô 4)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 226, horizontal chûban #3.10

Dimensions

Horizontal chûban; 18.7 x 25.7 cm (7 3/8 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6694

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.6694, 1989.668

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu
前北斎為一筆

Provenance

Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection