Twilight Snow on Mount Fuji: Complete View of the Back Shrine and the Middle Shrine at Shimo Sengen (Fuji bosetsu, Shimo Sengen atomiya nakamiya zenzu), from the series Eight VIews of Famous Places (Meisho hakkei), 2nd edition

「名所八景 富士暮雪 下仙元後宮中宮全図」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni II (Toyoshige) (Japanese, about 1802–1835), Publisher Iseya Rihei (Kinjudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 8 (1981), #297; Ukiyo-e taisei 10 (1930), #289

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 23.7 x 36.1 cm (9 5/16 x 14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.54.113

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 49.670, RES.54.113 (both second edition)

In the first edition the series title is written in standard script; in the second edition, it is in semi-cursive script, and there are some other changes in the blocks.

Signed

Toyokuni hitsu
豊国筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
Artist's seal: Utagawa
改印:極

Provenance

1954, by exchange from Worcester Art Museum to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 8, 1954)

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24