Grasshopper and Persimmon
Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, List of surimono copies in square format, #163; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 263
Shikishiban; 21 x 18.4 cm (8 1/4 x 7 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Group B copy. No recorded original, but group A copy has signature of Sôri.
MFA impressions, both reproductions: 11.25209, 17.1449
False signature: Hokusai ga
False artist's seal: Hokusai
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