White Elephant Figurine on a Cushion

布団に白象の置物

Japanese
Edo period
1805 (Bunka 2)
Artist Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820)


Catalogue Raisonné

Forrer, Surimono (2013), #70; Mizuta Museum, Surimono (2004), cat. no. 227; Rijksmuseum, Surimono: Poetry and Image (2000), #9

Dimensions

Kokonotsugiri; 13.9 x 18.6 cm (5 1/2 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.16795

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Poems translated in Forrer 2013, p. 54.

Signed

(seal only)

Markings

Artist's seal: Shunman
俊満

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