Water: Zhang Shun (Sui, Chôjun), from the series Shuihuzhuan Heroes for the Five Elements (Suiko gogyô)

「水滸五行 水 張順」

Japanese
Edo period
early 1830s
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

Forrer, Surimono (2013), #328; Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #123; Rijksmuseum cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #194; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 145

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21 x 18.2 cm (8 1/4 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.20585

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poems translated in Carpenter et al 2008, p. 246.

Inscription

Poem by Seiyôkan Umeyo: Karabito o/ taguete iwaba/ niodori no/ okinagashi chô/ Yamato koto-no-ha

Poem by Garyôen: Ichi-gei to/ tare ka mizaran/ yama-kawa no/ hayase o noboru/ haru no waka-ayu

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