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(Kyôka gafu) Hakoya no yama (Mountain of the Immortals: An Illustrated Book of Verse)

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Signed

Tôto saki no Hokusai sensei ga

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; By 1926, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 31, 1998) 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

Japanese, Edo period, 1821

Catalogue Raisonné

Hillier, Art of Hokusai in Book Illus. (1980), list no. 208

Dimensions

(ôbon)

Accession Number

1997.821

Medium or Technique

Woodblock printed book; ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Illustrated books