Sake Barrels and Brazier

酒の樽

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

Forrer, Surimono (2013), #346

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21 x 18.3 cm (8 1/4 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19805

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The inscriptions on the barrels give the poet’s name and address; the brazier has a dragon design for the Year of the Dragon.

Inscription

Poem by Hakujuen Hiroyoshi

Signed

Ôju Hokkei ga
応需北渓画

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