Snowy Morning in the Yoshiwara (Yoshiwara yuki no asa), from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tôto meisho)
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)
Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #54.19 (no photo); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 244, horizontal ôban #64.14; Matsuki 1939, #41
Horizontal ôban; 22.2 x 34 cm (8 3/4 x 13 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 06.379, 21.9887
Title and publisher’s mark in right margin, cut off of this impression.
There are two editions of this series, a first edition from the 1830s and a reprint edition with censorship seals of the 1840s.
Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Watanabe
No blockcutter's mark
February 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection