Triptych: 21.7618 (left), 21.7619 (center), 21.7620 (right) MFA impressions: 06.893-5, 21.7618-20, 34.390a-c The set of three triptychs is often interpreted as representing the theme of Snow, Moon, and Flowers, with the whirlpools representing the flowers.
Hiroshige hitsu (on left sheet only) 広重筆
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 1857 (Ansei 4), 4th month
Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 249, ôban triptychs #1
Vertical ôban triptych; 37.7 x 75.7 cm (14 13/16 x 29 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper