The Burke Collection
Hotei (布袋) with a Child
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Ono Otsū

(小野お通; 1568–ca. 1631)

Catalogue information

Edo period, 1624

Hanging scroll; ink on paper

63 x 41 cm (24 3/4 x 16 1/8 in.)

Donated to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York by the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation in 2015


Tokyo National Museum 1985a, no. 75
Tokyo National Museum
Nihon bijutsu meihin ten: New York Burke Collection / A Selection of Japanese Art from the Mary and Jackson Burke Collection. Exh. cat. Tokyo: Chunichi Shimbun.

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Avitabile 1990, no. 80
Avitabile, Gunhild
[Editor]. Die Kunst des alten Japan: Meisterwerke aus der Mary and Jackson Burke Collection, New York. Exh. cat. Frankfurt: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.

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Tsuji Nobuo et al. 2005, no. 65
Tsuji Nobuo et al.
Nyūyōku Bāku korekushon-ten: Nihon no bi sanzennen no kagayaki / Enduring Legacy of Japanese Art: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu; Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum; and Miho Museum, Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture. [Tokyo]: Nihon Keizai Shinbunsha.

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Nakamachi Keiko 2012, fig. 1, p. 27.
Nakamachi Keiko
“Egaita josei tachi—Heian jidai kara Edo jidai o chūshin ni” (Women who painted: Focusing on the Heian to Edo periods). Kokka (March), no. 1397: 25–39.

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Additional details


by Otsū

The eye that regards the guileless child / is a friendly soul who is outside this soiled world. / Seventh day of the second month, 1624


Painted and inscribed by Tsūjo of the Ono Clan