Fan Kuai and the Banquet at Hongmen (Hankai Kômon no kai no zu), from the series Newly published Perspective Pictures (Shinpan uki-e)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)
MFA, Hokusai (2013), #9; Hokusai: Bridging East and West (1998), #21 (with margin); Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 230, horizontal ôban #5
Horizontal ôban; 24 x 35.3 cm (9 7/16 x 13 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Title, signature, and publisher (Iwatoya Kisaburô) in right margin, cut off of this impression.
(Katsu Shunrô ga, in right margin, cut off of this impression)
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection