Puppeteer Holding Puppet on Go Board

碁盤人形 (複製)

Japanese
Meiji-era copy of Edo-period design
1890s copy of 1820s design
After Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, List of surimono copies in square format, #102; the original: Chiba Museum, Edo no surimono (1997), #281; Bowie et al, Art of the Surimono (1979), #107

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.2 x 18.3 cm (8 3/8 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25211

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Group B copy.

MFA impressions, both reproductions: 11.25211, RES.53.136

Signed

Hokusai aratame Katsushika Iitsu hitsu
北斎改葛飾為一筆

Markings

Blockcutter's mark: Edo Shiba Mankichi

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