Night Rain and Drawing Lots (Hôbiki no yoru no ame), No. 2 from the series Eight Views of Children (Osana hakkei)

「おさな八景 二 宝引きの夜雨(ほうびきのよるのあめ)」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1764 (Hôreki 14/Meiwa 1)
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu I (Japanese, 1735–1785), Publisher Maruya Kuzaemon


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #16

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 32.8 x 44.5 cm (12 15/16 x 17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.19690

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (benizuri-e); ink and limited color on paper

Out on Loan

On display at Fukuoka City Museum, Japan, July 7, 2018 – August 26, 2018

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Torii Kiyomitsu ga
鳥居清満画

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