The Octopus Pine at Nakanoshima (Nakanoshima Tako no matsu), from the series One Hundred Views of Osaka (Naniwa hyakkei no uchi)

「浪花百系の内 中の島蛸の松」

Japanese
Edo period–Meiji era
about 1869–70 (Meiji 2–3)
Artist Hasegawa Sadanobu I (Japanese, 1809–1879)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 127; Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #21-11; Keyes 1973, cat. #295-4 (no photo)

Dimensions

Horizontal koban (half aiban); 16.1 x 23.5 cm (6 5/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36432

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Sadanobu hitsu

貞信筆

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: 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