Falcon on a Perch


6 seals


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)


[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

Falcon on a Perch

  • Goshawk Standing on a Perch
  • Korean, Joseon dynasty, 16th century
  • Attributed to Yi Am, Korean, 1507–1566
Image: 98.1 x 54.2 cm (38 5/8 x 21 5/16 in.) Overall: 72.3 cm (28 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ink, color, and gold on silk
Hanging Scroll
Catalogue Raisonné
Tung WU, Tales from the Land of Dragons: 1000 years of Chinesse painting from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1997, pp. 219-220 & color plates on pp. 110-111
Accession Number
Not on view