Center sheet of incomplete triptych. A signpost with the name of the village appears in the right sheet.
Shunchô ga 春潮画
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:  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
Japanese, Edo period, about 1785–89 (late Tenmei era)
- Artist Katsukawa Shunchô, Japanese, active about 1780–1801
- Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô), Japanese
Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in Western Collections, Beres Collection (1991), pl. 39 (complete triptych); Ukiyo-e taisei 6 (1931), #191
Vertical ôban; 36.1 x 24.5 cm (14 3/16 x 9 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper