White silk crepe gift cover (fukusa), hand painted with ink and color. Circular medallion in center with mythological Chinese lion (karashishi) surrounded by polychrome peony border. Signed by artist, Katsushika Hokusai, at the age of 85.
Gift of William Sturgis Bigelow of Boston, Massachusetts to MFA, April 6, 1922
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 1844 (Koka 1)
- Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese, 1760–1849