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Japanese
Edo period (or Meiji era?)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, List of surimono copies in square format, #79; the original (?): Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 197

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 19 x 16.5 cm (7 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.21070

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, and metallic pigment on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Original? Or Group A copy? Keyes says no original recorded. Compare 11.25476, definitely a copy.

Signed

Ôju Hokkei ga

応需北渓画

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