The Summit of Mount Fuji in Great Japan (Dai Nihon Fujisan zetchô no zu)

「大日本富士山絶頂之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), intercalary 5th month
Artist Utagawa Sadahide (Japanese, 1807–1873), Publisher Daikokuya Kinnosuke (Kinjirô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.7 × 74.7 cm (14 7/16 × 29 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37417a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Gountei Sadahide hitsu (on right and left sheets only)
五雲亭貞秀筆

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake intercalary 5
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳壬五
彫師:なし

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: January 19, 2005)

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