Complete set of twelve prints by Hokusai, published by Iseya Rihei in about 1801: 11.19926-30, 11.20422-4, 11.20446, 11.20452, 11.20454, 11.20456 Complete set of drawings loosely based on the prints (compositions are similar, but poses of figures are often different): RES.63.36-47
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:  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
Japanese, Edo period, about 1801 (Kansei 13/Kyôwa 1)
Lane, Hokusai Life and Work (1989), fig. 30; the series: Appendix II, list #50; Nagata, Katsushika Hokusai (1984), print #23; Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 227, vertical chûban #18.3
Vertical chûban; 22.9 x 17.5 cm (9 x 6 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper