Wood: Lu Zhishen (Moku, Rochishin), from the series Shuihuzhuan Heroes for the Five Elements (Suiko gogyô)

「水滸五行 木 魯智深」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

McKee, Japanese Poetry Prints (Schoff Coll. cat., 2006), #57; Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of Japanese Printmaking (2000), #55; Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #248; Rijksmuseum cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #195a (copy)

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21 x 18 cm (8 1/4 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.20591

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.20591, 21.9283

Spring kyôka surimono for the Hanazono Group.
Poem for this sheet translated in McKee 2006, p. 161.

Inscription

Poem by Ryûtoen Baikai: Kaoshô ga/ hikinuku ude no/ kobu yanagi/ kaze no chikara mo/ oyobazarikeri

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