Ôtomo no Kuronushi, from an untitled series of Six Poetic Immortals (Rokkasen) formed by the characters for their names
about 1810 (Bunka 7)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)
Ôta Mem. Mus., Warau ukiyo-e (2013), #160; Calza, Hokusai (2003), III.71.1; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 230, vertical ôban #17.4
Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 26 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.17496, 21.10218
Poem: Kagamiyama/ ...
Katsushika Hokusai ga; Tonan sho
No censor's seal
No publisher's mark
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection