Meng Zong (Mô Sô), from an untitled series of parodies of the Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety
Meiji era reproduction of Edo period design?
original design about 1825 (Bunsei 8)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)
Other prints from the series: Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #96-99
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
Commissioned by the Shippô Circle, whose symbol appears beside the title.
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