Hotei and Chinese Child

布袋と唐子

Japanese
Edo period
mid to late 18th century
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 40.3 x 28.7 cm (15 7/8 x 11 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45861.6

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From an album: 11.45861.1 to .48. Probably intended for use in commercial design.

Signed

Unsigned

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: January 19, 2005)

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