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(Kachô sansui) Hokuju gafu (An Album of Pictures of Natural Subjects by Hokuju)

Title page: Hokuju gafu
(花鳥山水)北樹畫譜

Japanese
Edo period
Censorship seal: 11/1852
Artist Katsushika Hokuju (1852), Publisher Bunkeidô, Publisher Maruya Bun'emon (Bunjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 18 x 12 cm (7 1/16 x 4 3/4 in.); chûbon

Accession Number

1997.547

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; By 1926, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 31, 1998)

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