Dragon and Tiger

Chôchin e ryûko
提灯絵 龍虎

Japanese
Edo period
about Bunka era (1804–18)
Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Catalogue Raisonné

KJM2-Ukiyo-394; Drama and Desire (2007), cat. no. 61

Dimensions

Height: 40.6 cm (16 inches) Diameter: 30.5 cm (12 inches)

Accession Number

11.9100

Medium or Technique

Painting for a paper lantern; ink and light color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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