The Ghost of Kohada Koheiji, from the series One Hundred Ghost Stories (Hyaku monogatari)

「百物語 こはだ小平二」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1831–32 (Tenpô 2–3)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Hokusai (2013), #99; TNM, Hokusai (2005), #389; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 227, vertical chûban #25.4

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.5 x 19 cm (10 7/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.20438

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.20438, 21.10235

Signed

Saki no Hokusai hitsu
前北斎筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

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