No. 021 (spring section) on the title page for the series. The inscription above the artist's signature reads "Third day of the first month, the messenger of Bishamon." MFA impressions: 11.16691, 11.35846, 11.45672, 11.36876.16, 21.10412
Hiroshige ga 広重画
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005) 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, 1857 (Ansei 4), 8th month
Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #12.052, pls. 224, 225; Smith & Poster, 100 Views (1986), #21; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 250, vertical ôban #62.051
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper