Pregnant Boy, from the series One Hundred Comic Poems (Fûryû odoke hyakku)

風流おどけ百句 孕んだ男

Japanese
Edo period
about 1811 (Bunka 8)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Iseya Rihei (Kinjudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Dai Hokusai ten (1993), print #149; Nagoya City Mus., Hokusai (1991), #35; Dai Hokusai ten (1993), print #149; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 224, horizontal koban #17.3; the series: Calza, Hokusai (2003), III.73.1-3 (this design not shown)

Dimensions

11.9 x 18.3 cm (4 11/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28573

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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