Twilight Snow on the Sumida River (Sumidagawa no bosetsu), from the series Eight Views of Edo in Triptychs (Edo hakkei no uchi, sanmaitsuzuki)
「江戸八景ノ内 三枚続 隅田川の暮雪」
Vertical ôban; 35.3 x 23.7 cm (13 7/8 x 9 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Left sheet of triptych, with 11.18017-8.
No VR because of differences in condition; this sheet is slightly faded and has signature and publisher’s mark (Izumiya Ichibei) trimmed off.
MFA impressions: 11.13567VR (11.13567, 11.26903, 11.26904; complete triptych), 11.18017-8 (right and center sheets), 11.26902 (left sheet)
(Shunsen ga, on right sheet only)
Censor's seals: kiwame, Tsumuraya Saburobei
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection