Drawings (hanshita-e) for a three-volume picturebook

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Japanese
Edo period
about 1823–33
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Hokusai (2013), #141; Calza, Hokusai (Italian edition, 1999; English edition, 2003), cat. no. III.70.1-3, photos p. 193 (1999 ed.), p. 179 (2003 ed.)

Dimensions

Overall: 13.8 x 20.4 cm (5 7/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1998.670.1-3

Medium or Technique

Ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Albums

Signed

No artist signature

Provenance

Probably by 1903, part of the library of the department of the Art of Asia, Museum of Fine Arts [see note]; 1966, registered in MFA ledgers; 1998, accessioned by the MFA. (Accession Date: July 31, 1998) NOTE: This may have been deposited at the MFA by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston. Much of Bigelow’s collection of Asian art, books, and works on paper 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 between about 1890 and 1903.

Credit Line

Source unidentified