Mount Fuji (Fuji no yama) and Pillar of a Railing (Rankan giboshi), from the series Improvised Shadow Pictures (Sokkyô kageboshi zukushi)

「即興かけぼしづし ふじの山」「即興かげぼしづくし らんかんぎぼし」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1840–42 (Tenpô 11–14)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Mem. Mus., Warau ukiyo-e (2013), #91; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 236, horizontal chûban #18.10 (above) and #18.12 (below)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 25 cm (14 7/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26361

Medium or Technique

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

Out on Loan

On display at Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, Italy, February 28, 2018 – July 29, 2018

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Hiroshige gihitsu (on each design)
広重戯筆

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark

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: August 3, 1911)

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