Shinobazu Pond and Benzaiten Shrine at the Foot of Tôeizan (Tôeizan fumoto Shinobazu ike Benzaiten zu)

「東叡山麓 不忍池 弁財天図」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Shôtei Hokuju (Japanese, 1763–1824), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Toyama, The Western-style Colour Prints in Japan (1936), pl. 131 (Yamamotoya ed.)

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26.3 x 38.5 cm (10 3/8 x 15 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.17538

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.17538, RES.54.180

Signed

Shôtei Hokuju ga

昇亭北寿画

Markings

No censor's seal

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