Hahakigi, from an untitled series of The Tale of Genji

源氏物語 箒木

Japanese
Edo period
about 1836–37 (Tenpô 7–8)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)


Catalogue Raisonné

Other prints in the series: Mirviss w/ Carpenter, Jewels of Japanese Printmaking (2000), #122 (Miotsukushi); Rijksmuseum, Surimono: Poetry and Image (2000), #93 (Wakamurasaki); Keyes, Surimono (Spencer Museum cat., 1984), cat. no. 268 (Eawase)

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21 x 18.4 cm (8 1/4 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.25447

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, and metallic pigment on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Another print in the series (Miotsukushi): 11.19814, 21.9268

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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