Gray Starling (Hakutô-ô) in Loquat Tree, reprinted from the album Kaihaku raikin zui (A Compendium of Pictures of Birds Imported from Overseas)

海舶来禽図彙 「白頭翁」

Japanese
Edo period
1790s
Artist Kitao Masayoshi (Kuwagata Keisai) (Japanese, 1764–1824)


Catalogue Raisonné

RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #26 (first edition?) and #230 (this edition); Keyes, The Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat.), vol. 2 (1985), p. 433, #13 (first edition)

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 23 x 36.8 cm (9 1/16 x 14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

06.1160

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.1160, 21.5787

From a later edition, with added signatures and seals, of designs from an album first published in 1789 and reprinted in 1793.

The intact book: 53.453

Signed

Keisai sha

Markings

Artist's seal: Kitao Masayoshi

Provenance

1900, purchased by Denman Waldo Ross from Yamanaka & Co., New York; 1906 gift of Denman Waldo Ross, Cambridge, Massachusetts to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 8, 1906)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection