Faith (Shin), from the series A Set of Five [Virtues] for the Katsushika Group (Katsushika goban)

「かつしか五番 信」

Japanese
Edo period
early to mid 1810s
Artist Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820)


Catalogue Raisonné

Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 405

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.4 x 18.2 cm (8 1/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25176

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poems translated in Polster & Marks 2000, p. 401.

Signed

(seal only)

Markings

Artist's seal: Shunman

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