Gift cover (fukusa)

Japanese
Edo period
1844 (Koka 1)
Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Object Place: Japan

Catalogue Raisonné

Drama and Desire (2007), cat. no. 64

Dimensions

66.6 x 71.6 cm (26 1/4 x 28 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

22.398

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with ink and color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White silk crepe gift cover (fukusa), hand painted with ink and color. Circular medallion in center with mythological Chinese lion (karashishi) surrounded by polychrome peony border. Signed by artist, Katsushika Hokusai, at the age of 85.

Provenance

Gift of William Sturgis Bigelow of Boston, Massachusetts to MFA, April 6, 1922

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection