Snow Landscape with Skull Shapes, left sheet of the triptych Taira Kiyomori Haunted by Strange Sights (Taira Kiyomori kaii o miru zu)

平清盛怪異を見る図(左)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1844–45 (Kôka 1–2)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)


Catalogue Raisonné

Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Musha-e (2003), #49 (complete triptych); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 248, ôban triptych #061

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 26 cm (14 9/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.5920

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 11.26797-9 (complete triptych), 21.5920 (left sheet only, without publisher’s mark)

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Watari
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: Hiro
改印:渡
彫師:なし

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection