Grasshopper and Persimmon

柿にきりぎりす (複製)

Japanese
Meiji-era copy of Edo-period design
1890s
After Hishikawa Sôri (Japanese, active about 1789–1818), Falsely attributed to Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, List of surimono copies in square format, #163; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 263

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21 x 18.4 cm (8 1/4 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.25209

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Group B copy. No recorded original, but group A copy has signature of Sôri.

MFA impressions, both reproductions: 11.25209, 17.1449

Signed

False signature: Hokusai ga

北斎画

Markings

False artist's seal: Hokusai

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