A Good Time for the First Calligraphy (Fude hajime yoshi, from the series Series for the Hanazono Group (Hanazono bantsuzuki)

「花園番続 ふてはしめよし」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1824 (Bunsei 7)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

Forrer, Surimono (2013), #297; Rijksmuseum cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #159; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 189

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.6 x 17.9 cm (8 1/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1899

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, and bronze on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Hokkei
北渓

Provenance

January 1900, purchased at the Brinkley-Condor Sale by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: January 9, 1900)

Credit Line

General Funds