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Eight Views of Kanazawa, from an untitled series of Western-style landscapes

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Hokusai utsusu (written horizontally) ほくさゐうつす


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

Japanese, Edo period, about 1804–10 (early Bunka era)

Catalogue Raisonné

TNM, Hokusai (2005), #116 (this impression); Lane 1989, list #52, pl. 80 (this impression)


Horizontal kokonotsugiri; 13.5 x 19.0 cm (5 5/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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