Fan Kuai (Hankai), from the series A Set of Three Broken Doors (Haitatsu sanban)
1827 (Bunsei 10)
Artist Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)
Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #242
Shikishiban; 21.8 x 18.4 cm (8 9/16 x 7 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Spring kyôka surimono for the Katsushika Group.
The complete set of three: 11.20489, 11.20491, 11.20493.
樊噲かうてのちからのこふ柳 青すちたちしはるのこのころ 文殊園兼友
亥のかたもよしと恵方の供待に 大盃を引うけてのむ 文永舎撰
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