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Wood (Ki): Lute and Plum Blossoms, from the series The Five Elements (Gogyô)

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Poems by Goantei Rakuzumi and Sairaikyo.

Signed

Hokkei 北渓

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, early 1820s

Catalogue Raisonné

Rijksmuseum, The Ear Catches the Eye (2001), #4; Mirviss, The Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of Surimono (1995), cat. no. 15

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.3 x 18 cm (8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21073

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, and metallic pigments on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints