Daikoku and Giant Radish

大黒と大根

Japanese
Edo period
1830s
Artist Katsushika Hokuga (Japanese, active about 1804–1844)


Catalogue Raisonné

Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 2 (1982), #461 (uncut sheet)

Dimensions

Harimaze, cut from vertical ôban sheet; 16.1 x 24.9 cm (6 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25442

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a sheet of three images: Daikoku and radish (top), kappa and cucumber (bottom right), and calligraphy (bottom left). Publisher’s mark (Echigoya Chôhachi) and censor’s seal in top margin, cut off of this impression.

Signed

Hokuga
北雅

Markings

Censor's seal: (kiwame; cut off of this impression)
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