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Night Rain at Ôyama: The Peak Seen from the Fudô Temple in Front (Ôyama yau, Zen Fudô yori chôjô no zu), from the series Eight Views of Famous Places (Meisho hakkei), 2nd edition

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MFA impressions: 11.19721, RES.54.170 (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

Marks

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

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

Japanese, Edo period, about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Genshoku Ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 8 (1981), #296; Tamba (Tanba), Ukiyo-e Edo kara Hakone made (1963), #34

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 21.7 x 34.2 cm (8 9/16 x 13 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19721

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints