Drawings (hanshita-e) for a three-volume picturebook, Lives of Great Generals of Japan (Nihon meishô den)

日本名将伝 版下絵

Japanese
Edo period
about 1835–6
Attributed to Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Dimensions

23.5 × 16.5 cm (9 1/4 × 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1863.1-3

Medium or Technique

Ink on paper

Out on Loan

Out On Loan

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Albums

Signed

Unsigned

Provenance

Probably by 1903, part of the library of the department of the Art of Asia, Museum of Fine Arts [see note]; 2006, accessioned by the MFA.

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