Drawings (hanshita-e) for a three-volume picturebook, Lives of Great Generals of Japan (Nihon meishô den)
Attributed to Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)
23.5 × 16.5 cm (9 1/4 × 6 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ink on paper
Out on Loan
Out On Loan
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.