Goldfish in Glass Bulb (or Glass Bottle with Painting of Goldfish)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)
McKee, Colored in the Year's New Light (Becker coll. exh. ca., 2008), #162; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 9, Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels (1989), fig. 119
Shikishiban; 21 x 18.5 cm (8 1/4 x 7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Poem translated in McKee 2008, p. 302.
Poem by Yomoginoya: Garasu no/ naka no kingyo no/ sakura-o mo/ kasumi ni tsutsumu/ hana no irokuzu
Ôju Hokkei hitsu
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