The Willow Bath (Yanagiyu), from the series A Series of Willows (Yanagi ban tsuzuki)

「柳番続 柳湯」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1828 (Bunsei 11)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

McKee, Colored in the Year's New Light (Becker coll. exh. ca., 2008), #81 (this design mentioned in note, but no photo); Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 145; other prints in the series: Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #107-108

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.7 x 18.5 cm (8 1/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25459

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Go Hokkei

呉北渓

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