Chiisana yuki onna (The Tiny Snow Woman)

小さな雪女

Japanese
Shôwa era
May 5, 1975 (Shôwa 50)
Takei Takeo (Japanese, 1894–1983)


Catalogue Raisonné

"Takei Takeo: Hanga to kanpon sakuhin-ten," Riccar Museum exhibition catalogue, Tokyo, 1984

Dimensions

Overall: 14.5 x 13 cm (5 11/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2007.189

Medium or Technique

"Snow View," clamshell box

On View

Corridor between Islamic Gallery and Huntington Lobby (183)

Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

Signed

Signed by the artist: Takei Takeo
武井武雄

Provenance

Prior to November 2005, 102 of the 113 volumes were purchased by a bookseller from a private collector, Japan; November 2005, purchased by Charles Vilnis, Boston, from the bookseller in Osaka, Japan; Spring 2006, remaining 11 volumes purchased at two shops in Tokyo, Japan; 2007, 113 volumes offered for purchase to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, by Charles Vilnis.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the William Sturgis Bigelow Collection