New Year’s Eve Fox Fires under the Enoki Tree near Ōji (Ōji shōzoku wenoki ōtsugomorihi no kitsunebi) from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)

Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川広重 (1797-1858)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1857; 9th month
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
H x W: 34.8 x 24 cm (13 11/16 x 9 7/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Alan, Donald, and David Winslow from the estate of William R. Castle
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Woodblock print (oban)

Edo period (1615 - 1868), fox, Japan, new year, oban, ukiyo-e, WWII-era provenance

To 1970
Estate of the Honorable William R. Castle, to 1970 [1]

From 1970
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Alan F., David C., and Donald F. Winslow, heirs to the Estate of the Honorable William R. Castle, in 1970 [2]


[1] According to Curatorial Note 3, Ann Yonemura, December 6, 1994, in the object record.

[2] Transferred from the Freer Study Collection to the Freer Permanent Collection on December 23, 1994 (see Curatorial Note 3, Elizabeth F. Duley, December 30, 1994, in the object record).

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Alan, Donald and David Winslow
William Richards Castle 1849-1935

Published References
  • Francois Lachaud. Les Provinces de la nuit: quelques nocturnes de Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915). vol. 66 Paris. 180-181, 2.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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