Wrapper for the book Hokusai manga shohen (Hokusai Sketchbooks, vol. 1)

「北斎漫画初編」 袋

Japanese
Edo period
1828 (Bunsei 11) reprint
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Eirakuya Tôshirô (Tôhekidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

24.1 x 37 cm (9 1/2 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45764

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.45764, 11.45765

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