Blackberry Lily, from an untitled series known as Large Flowers

横大判花鳥 檜扇

Japanese
Edo period
about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Hokusai (2013), #71; TNM, Hokusai (2005), #361; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 229, horizontal ôban #23.01

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26.2 x 38.5 cm (10 5/16 x 15 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17597

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.2146, 11.17597

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu
前北斎為一筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

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:
[1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection