The Famous Pool of Golden Flowers (Kômei kinka no ike)

「高名金花池」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Kitagawa Hidemaro (Japanese, active about 1801–1818), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 25.6 cm (15 3/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14370

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The placement of the title within a drawing of a golden vase suggests that it is the title of a series, but no other design is known.

Signed

Hidemaro hitsu
秀麿筆

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