Wrapper for the series The Dutch Picture Lens: Eight Views of Edo (Oranda gakyô, Edo hakkei)

阿蘭陀画鏡 江戸八景

Japanese
Edo period
about 1802
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Sôshûya Yohei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Hokusai (2013), #18-1; TNM, Hokusai (2005), #84 (this impression); Calza, Hokusai (2003), III.23.1-9

Dimensions

18.4 x 22.5 cm (7 1/4 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37810

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Wrapper for the series 11.20162-69 (formerly assigned the number 11.20169a).

Signed

Hokusai sensei zu
北斎先生図

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