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Traveler in Snow, from the series A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry (Shika shashin kyô), also called Imagery of the Poets

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MFA impressions: 11.19655, 21.6670, 34.322

Signed

Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu 前北斎為一筆

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, about 1833 (Tenpô 4)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 16 (1981), p. 230, naga-ôban #9.10

Dimensions

Vertical nagaban; 51.8 x 23.3 cm (20 3/8 x 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19655

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints