Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom at Tôeizan Temple (Tôeizan hanazakari no zu), from the series Newly Published Perspective Pictures (Shinpan uki-e)
about 1811 (Bunka 8)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)
Hokusai ten (1967), print #23 (with margin); Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 229, horizontal ôban #15.13
Horizontal ôban; 23.2 x 33.9 cm (9 1/8 x 13 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Out on Loan
On display at Bologna Museo Civico Archeologico, October 12, 2018 – March 3, 2019
Title and publisher (Iseya Rihei) in right margin, cut off of this impression.
One print in the series (11.17582) has a censor’s seal used in 1811.
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection