Objects Suggesting Longevity: Fan with Pine Trees, Inro with Crane, and Netsuke in Shape of Turtle
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)
Rijksmuseum cat. III, Hokusai and His School (1982), #156; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 191
Shikishiban; 21 x 18 cm (8 1/4 x 7 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Poems translated in Polster & Marks 1980, p. 188.
Poems by Shosûtei Shinku, Matsuyamatei Okunari, and Yomo no Magao.
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