The Amusements of Chang E in the Moon Palace, on Show in the Precincts of the Kannon Temple in Asakusa (Gekkyûden Jôga no asobi, Asakusa Kanzeon gokeidai ni te chôgyô)

「月宮伝嫦娥之遊(げつきうでんじゃうがのあそび) 浅倉観世音 御境内にて張行」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1827 (Bunsei 10)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Hokusai (2013), #86

Dimensions

33.3 x 48.5 cm (13 1/8 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37191

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Hokusai aratame Iitsu ga
北斎改為一画

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: January 19, 2005)

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