Courtesan as Hotei, from the series Seven Women as the Gods of Good Fortune for the Hanagasa Circle (Hanagasa-ren Shichifukujin)
「花笠連 七婦久人」 布袋
about 1825 (Bunsei 8)
Artist Katsukawa Shuntei (Shôkôsai) (Japanese, 1770–1824)
Mirviss w/ Carpenter, The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of Surimono (1995), no. 262; other prints in the series: Rijksmuseum cat. IV, Hiroshige and the Utagawa School (1984), #263; Marks, Japanese Woodblock Prints (2010), p. 102
Shikishiban; 20.2 x 18.2 cm (7 15/16 x 7 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Poems by Katanoue Koreneba, Yamato Watamori, Fujinoya Hanabusa, and Dondontei.
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