Painted Horse Escaping from Ema

絵馬から逃げる馬

Japanese
Edo period
1834
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #131

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.3 x 18.1 cm (8 x 7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.25469

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poem translated in Carpenter et al 2008, p. 253.

Inscription

Poem by Kaien: Haru no tatsu/ midori no sora wa/ wakagoma no/ asari arikan/ nobe no iro kana

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