Gift Box and Wrapper

Japanese
Edo period
about 1798–9 (Kansei 10–11)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Dimensions

13.3 x 15.6 cm (5 1/4 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.25200

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Numbers for the long and short months are concealed in the label on the lid of the box.

Signed

Sôri aratame Hokusai ga
宗理改北斎画

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