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The Ninth Month (Kikuzuki): Hotei and Chinese Child, from an untitled series of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune in the Twelve Months

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Signed

Mori Sô ga 森宗画

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

Japanese, Edo period,

Dimensions

14.9 x 16 cm (5 7/8 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.20100

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints