Wrapper for the book (Denshin kaishu) Hokusai manga gohen (Hokusai Sketchbooks, vol. 5)

「伝神開手 北斎漫画五編」 袋

Japanese
Edo period
1816 (Bunka 13)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Eirakuya Tôshirô (Tôhekidô) (Japanese), Publisher Kadomaruya Jinsuke (Shûseikaku) (Japanese)


Dimensions

22 x 16.6 cm (8 11/16 x 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45743

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Intact wrapper, folded and glued.

Signed

Unsigned

無款

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