The Front and Back of the Money Tree (Omote ura kane no naru ki)

「表裏 金のなる気」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Hokurei


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 26 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.37171

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Unidentified publisher’s mark.

Signed

Ôju Hokurei hitsu
応需北嶺筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Watari
No blockcutter's mark
改印:渡
彫師:なし

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: January 19, 2005)

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