Sunrise on New Year's Day at Susaki Benten Shrine

洲崎弁天の初日の出

Japanese
Edo period
1821 (?)


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.20580

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, and metallic pigment on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The print may have been made for a Year of the Snake, such as 1821, because snakes were sacred to the goddess Benten.

Inscription

Poem: Hatsu hinode/ mukau Susaki ni/ Benten no/ tama no hikari no/ haru wa kinikeri

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