Hair Ornaments

Japanese
Edo period
early 1820s
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mirviss & Carpenter, The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of Surimono (1995), #36

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.9 x 18.3 cm (8 1/4 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.20418

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poems translated in Mirviss & Carpenter 1995, p. 136.

Inscription

Poem by Seiyôen Kagehiro: Kadomatsu ni/ take torisoete/ otomego mo/ haru no hikari no/ tama no kanzashi
Poem by Rakuseian: Mage yui no/ momiji no Tatsuta/ waga imo ga/ haru no kazashi no/ hana ni soeteki

Signed

Hokusai aratame Iitsu hitsu
北斎改為一筆

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