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; 26.3 x 38.2 cm (10 3/8 x 15 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5787

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

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

June 23, 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Sotheby's; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection