Eggplants, from an untitled series of Three Lucky Dreams

初夢三番 茄子 (複製)

Japanese
Meiji-era copy of Edo-period design
1890s copy of 1820s design
After Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, List of surimono copies in square format, #76; the original: vol. 1, #137; Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #33; Christie's Sale Catalogue #7576 (October 23, 1992), lot #24

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.6 x 18.3 cm (8 1/2 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.30427

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Group B copy.

MFA impressions, both reproductions: 11.30427, 17.1453

Poems translated in Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, p. 169.
門おほくけふ年礼のせハしさハ 初夢つけをおくるとし玉  省園竹世
 うつくしくかすむあしたもはつゆめの なすの色にハおよはさりけり  三寸亭草美

Inscription

Poems by Suzumeen Takeyo and Sanzuntei Kusami

Signed

Hokkei
北渓

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: August 3, 1911)

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