Paper for a Folded Calligraphy Copybook: Lower Meguro (Shimo-Meguro), from the series Thirty-six Views of Fuji (Fuji sanjûrokkei)

絵入折手本 「富士三十六景 下目黒」 (北斎の富岳三十六景に基いた)

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Unknown, Japanese, After Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Dimensions

17.8 x 36.2 cm (7 x 14 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

49.646

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a series based on selected designs from Hokusai’s “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji,” for use as folded calligraphy copybooks (eiri ori tehon). The MFA has 8 prints (49.640 to 49.647) from what was apparently a set of 12; a complete (?) set is in the Irie Collection at the Hyôgo Prefectural History Museum.
Compare the Hokusai print of the same title: 11.17535, 21.5371 . This version of the scene, however, is very different; it appears to show an ocean view, which was not actually visible from this location in Edo.

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

1949, gift of Louis Aaron Lebowich (b. 1880), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession date: September 15, 1949)

Credit Line

Gift of L. Aaron Lebowich