Right Team, Round One: Jeweled Branch (Migi ichiban, tama no eda), from the series Contest of Treasures (Takara awase)

「宝合 右一番 玉の枝」

Japanese
Edo period
early 1830s
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 207; another print in the series: Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #118

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21 x 17.8 cm (8 1/4 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

11.20607

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Aoigaoka Hokkei

葵岡北渓

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