The Precincts of the Kinryûzan Temple of Kannon at Asakusa (Asakusa Kinryûzan Kanzeon keidai no zu)

「浅草金竜山観世音境内之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1780s
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Hokusai (2013), #14; TNM, Hokusai (2005), #12; Hokusai: Bridging East and West (1998), #17; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 12, Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Berlin (1988), pl. 133; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 229, horizontal ôban #12

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.6 x 37.8 cm (10 1/16 x 14 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.17573

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Katsu Shunrô ga
勝春郎画

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