Women Making a Giant Snowball

雪こかし

Japanese
Edo period
about 1796 (Kansei 8)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 13 (1991), Rijksmus. pl. 29; Rijksmuseum cat. II (The Age of Utamaro, 1979), #133; Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), #s 8-10; Ukiyo-e taisei 10 (1930), #46

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 39.2 x 77.4 cm (15 7/16 x 30 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.7771-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7771 (left), 21.7772 (center), 21.7773 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.13544VR (11.13544, 11.13836, 11.13837); 21.7771-3

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection