Irises from Mikawa Yatsuhashi (Mikawa Yatsuhashi, kakitsubata), from the series Famous Products of the Various Provinces, for the Gogawa Group (Gogawa, Shokoku meibutsu)

「五側 諸国名物 三河八橋 杜若」

Japanese
Edo period


Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.9 x 19.3 cm (8 1/4 x 7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.19820

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Hokkei
北渓

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