Exhibition of Flower Arrangements in a Room Overlooking the Sumida River

生け花の会

Japanese
Edo period
about 1800–05
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Hokusai (2013), #120; Forrer, Surimono (2013), #108; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #176

Dimensions

Ebangire; 19.1 x 52 cm (7 1/2 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.19658

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The second of three states of the print identified by Keyes.

Signed

Gakyôjin Hokusai ga
画狂人北斎画

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