Hitomaro, from an untitled series of the Three Gods of Japanese Poetry (Waka sanjin)

和歌三神 「人麿」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.5 x 18 cm (8 1/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19838

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The complete series, forming a triptych: 11.19838 (R), 11.19839 (C), 11.19840 (L)

Signed

(seal only)

Markings

Artist's seal: Hokkei

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