New Year Decoration and Figurine of Otafuku

お多福の人形

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #159 (copy)

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20 x 18.4 cm (7 7/8 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.25456

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poems translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 1, p. 186.

Inscription

Poem by Shunchôan Ki no Shizuhana: Iezuto ni/ tsukuru ofuku no/ aikyô ya/ me mo ito ni shite/ warau kadoyagi

Poem by Yanegaki Haruzumi (?): Kasumio no/ binzura medete/ saohime mo/ tsukuru yanagi no/ mayudama no haru

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