Flowers (Hana): Two Women Playing with a Small Child at New Year, from the series Snow, Moon, and Flowers (Setsugekka)

「雪月花 花」

Japanese
Edo period
1806 (Bunka 3)
Artist Teisai Hokuba (Japanese, 1771–1844)


Dimensions

13.8 x 27.9 cm (5 7/16 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

11.20143

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The print is dated “New Year of the Tiger;” 1806 is the best fit.

Signed

Hokuba ga
北馬画

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