Both the Peony and the Castle-toppling Beauty Are Exquisite (Meika keikoku futatsu nagara aiyorokobi), from an untitled series of Chinese poems

唐詩 「名花傾国両相観」

Japanese
Edo period


Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.2 x 19.7 cm (10 5/16 x 7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.20152

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The first line of a Chinese poem by Li Bai (701-762).
 清平調子 其三 李白

Signed

(seal only)

Markings

Artist's seal: Shunchô
No publisher's mark
版元:なし

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