Rolling a Mortar across the Snow

雪中臼ころがし

Japanese
Edo period
about 1830–44 (Tenpô era)
Artist Taigaku (Japanese, active about 1810–1844)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 7, Musee Guimet II (1990), fig. 97; Genshoku Ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten, v. 2 (1982), #323 (uncut sheet)

Dimensions

Harimaze, cut from vertical ôban sheet; 17.8 x 25.7 cm (7 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.10205

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a sheet of three designs: calligraphy (upper right); bat and moon (upper left); rolling a mortar in snow (bottom)
MFA impressions: 06.812, 21.1025

Signed

Taigaku
戴岳

Markings

Artist's seal: Manji

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection