The Goddess Benzaiten Appears to Hôjô Tokimasa at Enoshima

江の島弁財天と北条時政

Japanese
Edo period
1833 (Tenpô 4)
Artist Aoigaoka Keisei (Japanese, active 1820s–1830s)


Catalogue Raisonné

Forrer, Surimono (2013), #350 (bottom sheet only); Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #266 (complete diptych); Rijksmuseum cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #197 (bottom sheet only)

Dimensions

Shikishiban, bottom sheet of upright diptych; 21.6 x 18.6 cm (8 1/2 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.20069

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.20069, 11.20644

MFA impressions: 11.20069VR (11.20069, 11.20644); 53.2730 (top sheet only)

Signed

Keisei ga
渓栖画

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: 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