Meng Zong (Mô Sô), from an untitled series of parodies of the Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety

見立二十四孝 「孟宗」

Japanese
Meiji era reproduction of Edo period design ?
original design about 1825 (Bunsei 8)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

Other prints from the series: Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #96-99

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21 x 18.5 cm (8 1/4 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25464

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Commissioned by the Shippô Circle, whose symbol appears beside the title.

Signed

Hokkei

北渓

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