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Ehon Musashi abumi (The Stirrups of Musashi, A Picture Book)

絵本武蔵鐙

Japanese
Edo period
1836
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kokusho sômokuroku, rev. ed., vol. 1 (1989), p. 502, col. 2; Hillier, Art of Hokusai in Book Illus. (1980), list no. 246; Toda, Ryerson Library cat. (1931), p. 263

Dimensions

(chûbon)

Accession Number

1997.799

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Signed

Saki no Hokusai aratame Gakyô Rôjin Manji hitsu, (age 77)

Markings

Seal: mountain over water

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; By 1926, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 31, 1998)

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