The Willow Shop (Yanagiya), from the series A Series of Willows (Yanagi ban tsuzuki)
about 1828 (Bunsei 11)
Artist Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780–1850)
McKee, Colored in the Year's New Light (Becker coll. exh. ca., 2008), #81 (this design mentioned in note, but no photo); Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 185; other prints in the series: Carpenter et al, Reading Surimono (2008), #107-108
Shikishiban; 20.7 x 18 cm (8 1/8 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. 181.
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