MFA impressions: 06.824.10, 11.38790, 11.38791 From a collective series by Hokuei, Hokuju, Sadahiro, Sadanobu, and Shigeharu.
Sekkarô Hokuei ga 雪花楼北英画
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005) 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, 1836 (Tenpô 7), 6th month
- Artist Shunbaisai Hokuei, Japanese, active about 1824–1837, died 1837
- Publisher Tenmaya Kihei (Tenki), Japanese
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 125; Schwaab 1989, #265; Keyes, PMA cat. (1973), #182 (no photo)
Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 25 cm (14 11/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper