Meiji-era copy of Edo-period design
After Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)
Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, List of surimono copies in square format, #79; the original (?): Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 197
Shikishiban; 21.1 x 18.2 cm (8 5/16 x 7 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, and metallic pigment on paper
Not On View
Group A or Group B copy.
Original (?): 11.21070
Ôju Hokkei ga
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