Saigyo Hôshi on a Pilgrimage (Calendar for 1724)

西行法師

Japanese
Edo period
1724 (Kyôho 9)
Artist Hanegawa Chinchô (Japanese, 1679–1754), Publisher Emiya (Uemura) Kichiemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #113

Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.2 x 15.9 cm (12 11/16 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.13261

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color, nikawa, and metallic powder

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Hanegawa Motonobu hitsu

羽川元信筆

Markings

Artist's seal: kakihan

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